Katie and Jesse discuss the online outrage surrounding the French film 'Cuties,' which has slightly more underage twerking than most 2020 cinematic releases. How did this film come to unite such a broad swath of people in disgust? What is Ted Cruz's strategy for getting the American government to investigate a French filmmaker? Then the hosts speak with Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown about the broader American sex-trafficking panic that seems to partly explain the reaction to 'Cuties.' Plus: the science of pedophilia. It's a light episode, top to bottom.
YouTube: Cuties | Official Trailer | Netflix - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0O7lLe4SmA&ab_channel=Netflix
KXXV: Sen. Ted Cruz calls for a criminal investigation into Netflix film 'Cuties' - https://www.abcactionnews.com/entertainment/sen-ted-cruz-calls-for-a-criminal-investigation-into-netflix-film-cuties
YouTube: 'Cuties' Movie: Deconstructing The Culture w/Ben Shapiro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asxBUrx-Wfg&ab_channel=TheDailyWire
Reason: The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on Drugs - https://reason.com/2015/09/30/the-war-on-sex-trafficking-is/
Reason: Enough Stranger Danger! Children Rarely Abducted by Those They Don't Know - https://reason.com/2017/03/31/kidnapping-stats/
Reason (on YouTube): Ashton Kutcher Helped Promote a Bogus Sex Trafficking Claim. Will We Ever Shake It? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKnWByMs4DQ&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=ReasonTV
Reason: Secret Memos Show the Government Has Been Lying About Backpage All Along - https://reason.com/2019/08/26/secret-memos-show-the-government-has-been-lying-about-backpage/