1) A pretty good movie with some potent messages
2) A few unsettling shots - but I think that was the point, to confront the viewer of the reality, but despite that it almost seemed like girls acting silly in order to be adults and emulating what they are exposed to.
3) Is it pedo bait? No. There were some "controversial" shots with the camera but I think it was to drive home a point. We all allow this crap in society and nonsense media untiul we see its impact then we are enraged.
4) I really like the honest juxtaposition of traditional, cultural values with the modern pop culture values.
Now I used my wife as a barometer as she used to work with children for about 8 years. What were her thoughts. She did cringe at some of the depictions, and though perhaps in a couple of cases it went a bit too far to make its point, but really she didn't find it horrific as some are amking it out to be. She also mentioned that a lot of the dance moves (hip hop influenced, and posing) are taught to children here and suggestive hip movements that predate the blatant "twerking" which looks just crass and ghetto. But she also commented, this sort of stuff is pretty typical of young girls and really has been magnified in recent years where hypersexualized music is being forced on teens and children. She mentioned Wet Ass Pussy by Cardi B as being indictative of how people in social mendia, instead of being disgusted, are promoting this nonsense.
I generally agree with her feeelings.
We both agreed that if the Netflix hadn't done the terrible drawing, most here would not even blink. She also said there have been other movies recently ("Grade 8" was an example) where blatant sexuality of young girls is explored as being "realistic" and what many young girls face.
She also thinks that is seems to be "coversative" type people with online outrage and part of that might be due to the movie being foreign, showing visible minorities, and fundamentalist Islam.
The big question we both have is where the line needs to be drawn for depticting this stuff? To talk about what kids/teens are up to these days, is it wrong to show it? And if it is, where is the line. What about 14, 15, 16 year olds? Or any minor.
Anyway, pretty good movie, but no need to watch again, with some powerful messages, but perhaps over the line for some sensibilites, but acknowledging there is a lot of hypocrisy as other older movies have shown worse (here and you don't see outrage).
FRAT summary: The outrage is overblown, some questionable/cringeworthy camera shots to force reality on the viewer, some interesting issues explored, and perhaps too much for some.