…are difficult to watch because these girls are being taught that their bodies are their only value. Cuties isn’t a disturbing movie just because these girls are being sexualized by powers beyond their understanding. It’s disturbing because it reinforces a persistent cultural message that women are things, objects, containers for fears, desires, life, that last one being a bedrock conservative belief. In Cuties, Amy has two choices: give her body to a man or give her body to social media, for hearts and likes, and smiley faces.
All of it is disturbing and none of it is nothing new…and it’s all about pedaphelia too. (Did you read this sentence you wrote above?) Also disturbing, also nothing new.
There is a certain depravity to almost all components of human sexuality…difference is its coming too light on streaming services…people are being forced to cope and deal with what has always been more subliminal…10 year old Brook Shields laying around talking about the skin under her Calvin Klein jeans…sold a lot of jeans…and pedaphile fantasies with them. That was a good 40 years ago? Nothing new.