93 - Cuties and #CancelNetflix with Laura Kruse
Activist, writer, and Kino Lefter alumna Laura Kruse (@_SaturnReturn) joins the program to discuss one of the most controversial films of the year.
Cuties, a French film from director Maïmouna Doucouré is a coming of age story centering on Amy, a young Senegalese girl who becomes fascinated with a dance crew called "The Cuties" and searches for belonging between two models of femininity.
After Netflix tweeted a provocative poster of the young cast, it instantly became the target of a boycott campaign from the #SaveTheChildren, QAnon, and normie crowds alike. In this episode we explore the dimensions of this soon-to-be-forgotten controversy, what it means, and what value the film itself has as a liberal feminist document.
Laura: Happiness, dir. Todd Solonzd (1998)
Evan:  Widows, dir. Steve McQueen (2018)  Halloween III: Season of the Witch, dir. Tommy Lee Wallace (1982)
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