- “Cuties” is among Netflix’s most popular movies this week, despite controversy surrounding it.
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Netflix’s “Cuties” is one of the streamer’s most popular movies this week, despite calls to boycott Netflix related to the film.
Data provided to Business Insider from the analytics firm SimilarWeb showed a 187% spike in traffic to Netflix’s US cancellation page on September 10, the day after the movie debuted.
Some, including the conservative Parents Television Council, argued that the movie, about a French-Senegalese girl who joins a dance troupe, sexualized young girls. Netflix said in a statement that it’s a “social commentary against the sexualization of