Cuties — A Review

After all the recent hubbub I decided to view “Cuties” for myself. What follows are a few impression.

— Painfully thin plot. African family moves to the West. In that context the daughter is alienated because of her father taking a second wife and because of her unfamiliar settings. Daughter resolves that alienation by rejecting family and owning a feral girls club (Cuties) as her new identity matrix. The narrative then gives us the daughter of Africa exceeding all requirements for sexuality set forth by the feral girls club in order to compensate for her sense of rejection by her Father’s taking of a second wife.

— The film (likely inadvertently) teaches the mistake it is to bring third worlders into Western Civilization. The film makes it obvious that there will be no assimilating between the third world and the West. The Third World brings its customs (polygamy, Shamans, Exorcisms) religion (Isalm in the film) and foods. Bringing the third world into the West results in the Third Worldization of the West.

When it does assimilate it the film teaches that it assimilates with the worst elements of the West. The whole sexualization in dance that the main character excels in is the one way in which she leaves behind her Third world ways and in the film at least, she gives up that sexualization at the end of the film. The problem the end of the film gives us is that now the child now belongs to neither her original Third World roots (seen in her refusal to attend her father’s polygamous wedding) nor to the sexualized dance she had embraced.

Emphasizing the aspect that the Third World does not belong in the West we see that beyond what the film explores that when the pagan Third World hits the West what transpires is a cultural distance that cannot be crossed. This is so because the distance between the two cultures is so vast that the third worlder cannot adjust to that massive of a change without sinking into aberrant behavior. Secondly, what is aberrant for the Christian West is normative for much of the pagan third world. Clitorectomies is one example … treating women as sexual possessions is another example…. Muslim honor killings is a third example… increased crime rates is a fourth example. Importing the third world into Western civilization is like importing Cortez into the Aztec third world culture. Something’s gotta give. What is giving is Western civilization norms in favor of the Third World norms we are importing.

— The film denounces polygamy which is a very odd thing for a modern film-maker to do. Modern man practices cultural relativism and pronounces that all cultural customs are equal yet in this film we see denounced, through the eyes of the main character and her mother that polygamy is evil. The director was a female and a self-admitted feminist and so likely a hater of all forms of patriarchy (both the biblical and unbiblical varieties) and so polygamy is cast as evil in the film.

I note this as someone opposed to polygamy and believe it to be God’s second best for families. I know Scripture gives no positive examples of polygamous homes being functional. Having said that I see nowhere in Scripture where polygamy is pronounced universally as “sin.”However, in a culture such as the West which insists that all cultural behaviors are acceptable and should not be “judged” it is odd to see the film-makers judge polygamy as being a “bad” thing. However, feminists gonna be all feminist like.

— One of the great cultural aberrations of the West is the existence of “youth culture.” Youth culture is a unbiblical category that one finds nowhere existing in Scripture. It was completely created in America by advertising agencies in the 1950’s in order to be able to capture the spending of America’s young people. In the film “Cuties” youth culture is seen as the norm. This is as unfortunate as the normalization of the sexualization that the film also pushes. The main character takes three girls her own age as her new family in the West and her bond throughout the film, until the very end, is with them.

In a sane culture “youth culture” doesn’t exist and young people grow up identifying with their parents and family and seek to yearn to be like them as they mature. However, the West is far from sane in its culture and so “Amy” rebels against her Mother and her folkways in order to fit in with her youth culture family.

— Cuties (again likely inadvertently) teaches what happens to little girls where there is no strong Father figure. Adolescent girls without Fathers often end up looking to men with a sexual interest to find Father approval that they are not getting in a Christian home. The desire for approval from fathers in adolescent girls is off the charts and if adolescent girls will not get wholesome approval from their fathers they will find it in the sexual approval of boyfriends. The little girl, in the film, perceives rejection by her father and so she turns to sexuality. In other news day follows night.

— Cuties is, in my opinion, a film that sodomite lovers of little boys will get off on. The adolescent girls are basically boys with little bumps. All the grinding in the film will be a turn on for sodomites as they see the adolescent girls as merely little boys.

— Finally, the sexualization of little girls is beyond questioning. It is also beyond questioning that this film is a grooming film for pederasts. An 11 year old little girl who might see this film is not going to understand that the sexual twerking is giving us the sexual objectification of little girls, as the film Director insists was her intent. Now add the reality the reality that almost all the adults in the film when viewing the twerking dance contests are all agog and are hooting, hollering, and cheering. What else can this be but a communication that all this sexualization in little girls is normative?

This sexualization isn’t close to subtle. There are repeated crotch shots and humping motions. I cannot think of a better way to sell the trafficking of little girls for sex then showing scenes like “Cuties” puts on the screen.

It is true, that at the very end of the film Amy hears the call of her homeland and walks away from the end of her twerking contest (after all the “best” moves have been caught by the camera) and returns to her home just in time to see her Mother getting ready to attend her husband’s polygamous marriage. Clearly, what is communicated is that Amy understands that she has no home among either her dance family nor her biological family. She is all alone.

When we introduce the Third World into the West everyone ends up alienated and alone finding their only outlet in sex.

The film is sub-par but because it was directed by a black Muslim woman originally from the Third Wold the critics are all raving. The critics at Rotten Tomatoes gave it an 88% thumbs up rating while the viewer rating was 3%. The viewers are not panning films in order to do virtue signaling like the critics.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

2 thoughts on “Cuties — A Review”

  1. You see things so clearly, thank you pastor for the work you do, most only state the obvious that’s in front of them but never look at the bigger picture / all the deeper details like this.
    I am only recently studying the eschatology of Postmillennialism, and I do pray that that comes true, meanwhile it seems to me that so much of the world will go down in flames being those spoken of in Revelation 9:21 “…but they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their fornication or their thefts.”

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