'Despicable': Directors defend 'Cuties' against Republican onslaught

Paris (AFP) – A group of international film makers on Tuesday defended the director of “Cuties” against attacks by Republicans who have pulled the French film into the US election fray.Statements by Republican lawmakers and an online campaign have tapped into concern over child sexual molestation, making the film political leverage in the battle to re-elect Republican President Donald Trump.Film maker Maimouna Doucoure was the subject of “unfounded, caricatural and despicable attacks” in the US where “Cuties” is available on Netflix, the film directors said in a statement received by AFP.”This…

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