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Double Feature | Year 13 (2021)
A look at pageants, adolescence, and outrage. Cuties, the Sundance film from France, garnered needless controversy when it accidentally became a trending topic. People on Twitter who don’t know what a movie is. Originally titled Mignonnes, Cuties is a sometimes-sweet sometimes-heartbreaking story of an 11 year old girl using dance to break free from her family’s conservative religious values and find her own identity. Save-the-children-gate only seems to go after people who aren’t pedophiles and suspiciously over-targets black female storytellers. Probably just a coincidence. Drop Dead Gorgeous disappears from planet Earth. The ephemeral nature of streaming services. 90s casting and a miraculous group of it-girls. The mid fucking west. If Cuties and Drop Dead Gorgeous were your thing, here are some other movies you can enjoy. Also if you’re in America, watch out for this anti-pedophilia grift.
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Released: September 9, 2020
Runtime: 96 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Maïmouna Doucouré
Writer: Maïmouna Doucouré
Starring: Fathia Youssouf, Médina El Aidi-Azouni, Esther Gohourou
Amy, an 11-year-old girl, joins a group of dancers named "the cuties" at school, and rapidly grows aware of her burgeoning femininity - upsetting her mother and her values in the process.
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Released: July 23, 1999
Runtime: 97 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Michael Patrick Jann
Writer: Lona Williams
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin
A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.