Nearly 3 dozen lawmakers call for charges of child pornography against Netflix for “Cuties” movie

by Jenny Mount · Sep 18th, 2020 2:40 pm
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Last Updated Sep 19th, 2020 at 6:43 pm

Thirty-three Republican lawmakers signed their names in support of a letter Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) sent Attorney General William Barr a letter urging him to prosecute Netflix for distributing child pornography.

Banks and his colleagues condemned Netflix and said they want it to be prosecuted under 18 U.S.C § 2256 for its movie "Cuties," which depicts prepubescent girls in sexually provocative situations.

"As a father of young daughters, I find it sickening. Not only is this movie fodder for pedophiles, it encourages very young girls to defy their parents' wishes and share pornographic images of themselves with strangers," Banks said. "Our culture has come a long way in recent years, recognizing the power of television, movies, and magazines to affect young girls. The lessons taught in this film are not ones I want my daughters learning. The DOJ should be readying charges against Netflix for distribution of child pornography."

Banks's letter to Barr included signatures from Republican Reps. Paul Gosar of Arizona, Doug Collins of Georgia, and Greg Murphy of North Carolina, among others.


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