Marvel’s Tessa Thompson defends ‘Cuties’ after actually seeing it on-screen during the Sundance Film Festival

Ah, yes, if you’re an avid Netflix fan like all of us, you’re always excited for a new month of releases, new Netflix Originals, and really just another month of sitting on your bed enjoying whatever there is to eat and watching your favorite series.

However, for the month of September, the first thing that popped out was the controversy surrounding Cuties or Mignonnes as people are ignited over its perceived over-sexualization of young girls from the film’s poster.

Marvel’s Valkyrie in Tessa Thompson has watched the movie during its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and has voiced out about the failure of the marketing team of the film to present what it actually represents.


As Thompson tweeted, she’s already seen Cuties––defending also the all of the critics’ praise as it did receive 82% on Rotten Tomatoes as well as a couple of awards during the event. According to French-Sengalese director, Maïmouna Doucouré, the film was about her own experiences and with Thompson backing her as she thought the movie was so moving that it “gutter” her. She does, however, understand the response to Netflix’s marketing and said that she’s “disappointed” that the film may not receive what it deserves.

With that, Cuties has been the underlying force of the subscribers to make a petition in with 200,000 signatures to remove the film from the platform. Netflix replied to this by saying:

We’re deeply sorry for the inappropriate artwork that we used for Mignonnes/Cuties. It was not OK, nor was it representative of this French film which won an award at Sundance. We’ve now updated the pictures and description.

Thompson didn’t feel as though the movie over-sexualized girls in the movie, but rather takes it as an opportunity and responsibility to comment on it. With this, this is all she had to say as for the supposed representation of the film:

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