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Florida Attorney General Urges Netflix To Remove Film About Sexual Exploitation Of Children

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The Netflix film Cuties is rated TV-MA. It’s about an 11-year-old girl who rebels against her conservative family when she becomes fascinated with a group of middle school dancers.

Citing the sexual exploitation of children, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody wants Netflix to dump the new film, Cuties. Moody has joined Attorneys General from Louisiana, Ohio, and Texas in a joint letter urging that the French film be removed from the streaming service.

A news release from Moody’s office says Cuties depicts children using their bodies in a sexual manner to evade trouble, graphically focuses on the clothed genitalia of children, and shows the creation and publication of child pornography.

“As a mother and public servant dedicated to ending human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of our children, I am disgusted and discouraged that this film is being circulated in mainstream media,” Moody said. “I am calling on Netflix to protect our children and common decency by removing Cuties from its streaming platform.”

See the letter to Netflix’s chief executive officer here.

Moody has also announced former University of Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow as the keynote speaker for the 2020 Human Trafficking Summit.

“Human Trafficking is the darkest of evils,” said Tebow, founder and chairman of the Tim Tebow Foundation, which works to put an end to human trafficking and promotes initiatives to improve the lives of children. “It is my heart to rally every individual, every resource, and every network to come together to create more impact in prevention, rescue, and healing.”

The annual summit is going virtual this year. It launches on Oct. 6 and will be available to access online for 18 months. To view the summit’s program, click here.

Gina Jordan is the host of Morning Edition for WFSU News. Gina is a Tallahassee native and graduate of Florida State University. She spent 15 years working in news/talk and country radio in Orlando before becoming a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU in 2008. Follow Gina: @hearyourthought on Twitter. Click below for Gina's full bio.