Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash
The backlash to the French independent film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors. At the heart of the backlash is the idea that “Cuties” is dangerously and irresponsibly sexualizing pre-teen girls, which, ironically, is what the movie itself is criticizing too. She becomes fascinated with a clique of rebellious girls at her middle school who choreograph dance routines and wear crop tops and heels. Netflix acquired “Cuties” out of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it was favorably reviewed and won an award for its direction. “Our girls see that the more a woman is overly sexualized on social media, the more she is successful.
Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Congress
FILE -- In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, is state Sen. Kai Kahele at the opening day of the Hawaii Sate Legislature in Honolulu. Kahele is favored to win the Democratic Partys nomination to represent Hawaiis 2nd Congressional District in the primary election. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who decided not to run for reelection so she could focus on her presidential campaign, which was ultimately unsuccessful. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
Where do the remaining Democratic candidates stand on the big issues?
A field of Democratic candidates that was at one point more than two dozen has, for the moment, been whittled down. Candidates that do want a $15 minimum wage are Biden, Sanders, Warren, Gabbard, and Bloomberg. Biden wants to raise corporate taxes, but keep them lower than they were before 2017. College cost - Gabbard, Sanders and Warren feel college should be free. On the other side, Biden wants to increase defense spending.
Key takeaways from Democratic presidential candidate debate
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesA dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate Tuesday over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Warren, whose campaign has highlighted her hours-long sessions posing for selfies with supporters, promised to "out-organize and outlast" any other candidate - including Trump. __ONE VOICE ON IMPEACHMENTThe opening question was a batting practice fastball for the Democratic candidates: Should Trump be impeached? "No one on this stage wants to protect billionaires," Klobuchar said. The New Jersey senator's inability to break out of the pack has puzzled Democrats who long saw him as a top-tier presidential candidate.
How to watch Democratic presidential debate Tuesday
CNN(CNN) - The stakes are high for candidates participating in Tuesday's CNN/New York Times Democratic debate, as the presidential hopefuls look to remain competitive in the crowded primary field. It will be businessman Tom Steyer's first presidential debate, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii will return to the stage after failing to qualify for the September debate. It will air exclusively on CNN, CNN International and CNN en Espaol, and will stream on CNN.com's homepage and NYTimes.com's homepage. The debate will also stream live on the following Facebook Pages: CNN, CNN International, CNN Politics, CNN Replay, AC360 and Erin Burnett OutFront. CNN anchors Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper and New York Times national editor Marc Lacey will serve as the debate moderators.
What Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke, others aim to do tonight
Instead, O'Rourke is likely to focus on his own bevy of policy plans, punctuated by personal anecdotes he has collected on the campaign trail. The Minnesota senator, in preparation for Wednesday night's debate, watched video of the 2016 Republican primary debates -- raucous affairs where the massive field led to free-wielding and unpredictable exchanges. And Wednesday night's debate is unlikely to look any different for the Washington governor. RyanRyan told CNN that he has one strategy going into Wednesday night's debate: "I've got no real strategy other than be myself." De BlasioThe New York Mayor is going into the first Democratic debate with a clear goal: highlight contrast.