Netflix film 'Desire' opposed by parents' group

The film is in controversy over its opening scene which shows a nine-year-old girl masturbating to the point of orgasm.

Published: 16th August 2018 02:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2018 02:10 PM   |  A+A-

The Netflix logo is pictured on a television (File | Reuters)


LOS ANGELES: "Desire", an Argentine film which has been facing a lot of backlash since its release, is now objected by a parents' group which has demanded online streaming platform Netflix to remove it.

Directed by Diego Kaplan, the film is in controversy over its opening scene which shows a nine-year-old girl masturbating to the point of orgasm, reports

Timothy F. Winter, President of the Parents Television Council, wrote in an open letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: "I respectfully, but pointedly, ask you: Does the Netflix brand stand for the distribution of nine-year-old girls masturbating? The answer is yes or no; there is no other choice here."

Kaplan earlier defended the scene in a statement to Indiewire, saying: "We work in a world of fiction; and, for me, before being a director comes being a father."

Written by Erika Halvorsen, "Desire" was released in 2017.

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  • Trupti bhanushali

    Such scenes create ill effect on child's mind which results in a dirty society in future . So strict steps must be taken to avoid such things
    1 year ago reply
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