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Maïmouna Doucouré acknowledged she Netflix chief Ted Sarandos phoned her to apologise

The director of Cuties has acknowledged she obtained loss of life threats after a promotional poster for the movie used to be criticised for sexualising teenagers.

Netflix apologised and removed the image after receiving vital backlash on social media remaining month.

Filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré has now knowledgeable Cleave-off date she „obtained a astronomical option of loss of life threats“ over the poster.

She acknowledged Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos phoned her straight to apologise after the poster sparked controversy.

Cuties originally premiered on the Sundance movie pageant in January and obtained certain opinions from critics.

„Issues came about slightly like a flash which skill that of, after the delays [due to coronavirus], I was fully focusing on the movie’s launch in France. I came upon the poster similtaneously the American public,“ Doucouré outlined.

„My response? It used to be a phenomenal ride. I hadn’t seen the poster till after I started getting all these reactions on social media, teach messages from folk, attacks on me. I did not realize what used to be going on. That used to be after I went and saw what the poster looked like.“

‚Nuanced and tranquil movie‘

Cuties follows an 11-yr-ragged who joins a dance community. Doucouré says it is supposed to kind out the location of sexualisation of younger ladies.

Netflix showed ladies posing in skimpy outfits in its promotional poster for the award-a hit French drama, which sparked online disapproval and a petition calling for Netflix to tumble the movie.

Nonetheless, many defended the movie and acknowledged Netflix had no longer precisely represented it in the poster.

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Cuties has been launched in French cinemas and is coming to Netflix this month

The movie is supposed to be a commentary on the sexualisation of pre-adolescent ladies – in preference to an endorsement of it.

„The fact of the movie, as has been effectively covered by opinions and target audience reactions, is that it is the nuanced, tranquil story of a pre-teen girl who will get caught between two cultures,“ acknowledged Cleave-off date’s Tom Grater.

In her interview with the newsletter, Doucouré herself eminent: „I obtained a astronomical option of attacks on my character from these who had no longer seen the movie, who thought I was truly making a movie that used to be apologetic about hyper-sexualisation of teenagers.“

Actress Tessa Thompson tweeted: „Dissatisfied to peek how it used to be positioned in phrases of promoting. I realize the response of all people. Nonetheless it would not communicate to the movie I saw.“

Doucouré acknowledged she obtained „for rush supportive“ messages from these who had seen the movie, along with „phenomenal purple meat up“ from the French Authorities.

She added the movie is characteristic to be aged as a tutorial instrument in her home nation.

In its apology, Netflix acknowledged the promotional characterize used to be „no longer manual“ of the movie itself and acknowledged it used to be „deeply sorry for the unsuitable artwork“.

„We had so a lot of discussions after this came about. Netflix apologised publicly, and additionally in my opinion to me,“ Doucouré outlined.

She confirmed she obtained an instantaneous phone name from Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, but did no longer level to particulars of the dialogue.

Cuties, which used to be originally titled Mignonnes, is scheduled for launch on the streaming service later this month.

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