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Netflix Has Just Been Indicted in the "Cuties" Culture War

A Texas grand jury has ruled in favor of charging Netflix with "promotion of lewd visual material depicting children"

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On Tuesday it was announced that a grand jury in Tyler County, Texas had voted to indict Netflix Inc. for its promotion of the controversial French coming-of-age film Cuties.

While the film was critically acclaimed, receiving praise in France, as well as at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where it received the World Cinema Directing Award, it recently became the subject of a scandal when a poster promoting the film's Netflix release was called out for sexualizing the film's young stars.

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The Full Breakdown of the 2020 Candidates' Dance Moves

Because the American people deserve to know

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With less than a month left until the Iowa caucuses officially kick off primary season, it seems like we've spent the last decade slowly whittling away at an endless list of candidates.

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Donald Glover Is Andrew Yang's Creative Consultant, Which Is Weird

The actor/rapper endorsed the Democratic presidential candidate this week.

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Donald Glover—the mastermind known for Atlanta, Community, and his musical alias Childish Gambino—has a new side gig.

The rapper/actor/comedian extraordinaire appeared alongside Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang this week, fundraising for his campaign by selling collaboration merch at an exclusive pop-up event. The endorsement alone was enough of a shocker, but it doesn't stop there: According to the Hill, Glover has officially signed on as the "creative consultant" for Yang's campaign. We have no idea what the job title entails, but things are bound to get interesting.

If we're just talking musical genres, we can't say this partnership is exactly in line with Yang's goal to be "the first ex-goth president," but to each their own. He's mentioned that he's a huge fan of the Cure and the Smiths, although if the latter's Morrissey were American, he certainly wouldn't be on the Democratic side of things—yikes!

This is America, I guess.


Elizabeth Warren Is the Chuck Norris of the Democratic Debates (and Other Twitter Memes)

The middle-aged "Hunger Games" of the 2020 presidential election begin!

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a rally for student debt relief advocates

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The first round of Democratic debates gave us a teaser of the middle-aged Hunger Games that will be the 2020 presidential election.

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