When I was about 14, I was approached in Harvard Square by a models' agent asking for my information. I gave it. When I got home, I told my dad about it, excited about this new opportunity. He looked at me like I was insane & said absolutely I could not do it. 1/
I begged him to let me, I was super flattered, & thought this would be super fun. My dad wouldn't even talk about or consider it, no matter how much I insisted. When the woman called, my dad took the call, and told her she had no business soliciting children. He told her that 2/
it was predatory & wrong to approach children and offer promises of a glamourous life. This is what I thought of when I heard about Cuties. Who are these parents? Why did they let their children be in the film? Bigger than the problem of its content is that people at every 3/
stage of the production process thought it was a good idea to make it, and that parents looked at it as a reasonable thing for their little girls to do, instead of telling producers that they were predatory and wrong to solicit their children and exploit them sexually. 4.

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