Netflix Accused Of Airing Pornographic Content
An association for the prevention of children porn is revolted by Desire, Diego Kaplan’s film, which shows little girls indulging in what looks like sexual games.
The Argentine director does not understand the charges and rejects them en bloc, Naija News understands.
The Netflix platform is under the spotlight of American family associations. A scene of Desire or Desearas is pointed out by a group of parents. They blame the director Diego Kaplan for promoting child pornography. Desire tells the story of a young woman who goes to the wedding of her sister in order to be reconciled. But she will fall in love with the groom.
The controversial scene shows a 9-year-old girl watching a cowboy movie by John Ford. Filmed in slow motion, she jumps astride a pillow like a rider and her face seems to show a real jubilation. Close-ups are used to ride the panting girl. The scene closes on accidental orgasm.
A media advocacy organization called The Parents Television Council (PTC) has sent an open letter to Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings. Claiming “a safe and healthy media landscape for children and families,” the association’s representatives ask Netflix “to immediately remove all pornographic content such as Desire .” In addition, it is Netflix’s commitment to adopt family-friendly guidelines and content controls. ”
Director Diego Kaplan explained and defended himself to IndiWire. “Of course, this scene was filmed using something, that the girls were copying a cowboy scene from a John Ford movie,” he explains. The children never understood what they were doing, they just copied what they saw on the screen. “Kaplan also says that the filming was done under the watchful eye of mothers of small actresses.
“Everything happens in the minds of the audience, and the way you interpret this scene and the way it was filmed will depend on your degree of depravity,” Kaplan explained. Without convincing everyone. The Mama Bear organization that fights against sexual violence against children has launched an online petition, which has gathered more than 2,500 signatories.
See tweet below and the thriller of the movie:
— Parents Television Council (@ThePTC) August 16, 2018
We are petitioning @netflix to stop streaming movies like @desearasfilm and others that contain sexually explicit scenes with young children. #NOMORE #Timesup @gottogetoutof @AnOpenSecret @GlennonDoyle @NatalieGfield @RAINN @Aly_Raisman @danibostick https://t.co/NBPa0uV4OW
— Mama Bear Effect (@MamaBearEffect) July 14, 2018