Parents Television Council Demands Netflix Remove Erotic Thriller Over Scenes of Young Girl Masturbating

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A major media watchdog has spoken out against Netflix’s erotic thriller movie “Desire,” arguing that scenes of a young girl masturbating constitute child porn.

The Parents Television Council, which monitors media deemed damaging for children, sent Netflix CEO Reed Hastings a letter, shared with Deadline, insisting that the movie has “child-porn content.”

The PTC accused Netflix of “showing a reckless disregard for the millions of families that keep your streaming platform alive and viable, and callously placing profits ahead of any sense of corporate responsibility, to potentially engaging in criminal activity.”

The specific scenes of child pornography are described as such:

“The film depicts a 9-year-old girl masturbating for the first time and experiencing an orgasm while watching a John Ford cowboy film with a young friend.”

“The scene, in which the girls imitates the cowboy by sitting on her pillow and bouncing up and down, employs slow motion, the sound of heavy breathing and close-ups of the child’s face.”

While Netflix has not yet responded to the controversy, “Desire” filmmaker Diego Kaplan has in the past insisted that the controversial scenes in question were done under the full guidance of the children’s mothers.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Stoyan Zaimov