This text comprises particulars of sexual abuse.
Duffy has criticized Netflix’s “irresponsible” choice to stream the movie 365 Days, claiming it glamorizes “the brutal actuality of intercourse trafficking, kidnapping and rape.”
Earlier this yr, the Grammy-winning star shared an Instagram submit through which she defined her years-long absence from the music trade, revealing she’d been drugged, kidnapped after which sexually abused a decade earlier.
In a letter to Netflix’s chief government, Reed Hastings, Duffy stated the streaming service’s choice to characteristic the movie was “careless, insensitive, and harmful.”
The movie follows the imprisonment of a younger Polish lady (performed by Anna-Maria Sieklucka) by a Sicilian man (performed by Michele Morrone) who provides her a yr to fall in love with him, and options graphic depictions of BDSM.
“365 Days glamorizes the brutal actuality of intercourse trafficking, kidnapping and rape,” Duffy wrote. “This shouldn’t be anybody’s thought of leisure, nor ought to it’s described as such, or be commercialized on this method.
“I write these phrases (ones I can not consider I’m writing in 2020, with a lot hope and progress gained lately), as an estimated 25 million individuals are presently trafficked all over the world, to not point out the untold quantities of individuals uncounted.”
Duffy, whose full title is Aimee Anne Duffy, added: “It grieves me that Netflix offers a platform for such ‘cinema’, that eroticizes kidnapping and distorts sexual violence and trafficking as a ‘attractive’ film.
“I simply can’t think about how Netflix may overlook how careless, insensitive, and harmful that is.
“It has even prompted some younger ladies, not too long ago, to jovially ask Michele Morrone, the lead actor within the movie, to kidnap them.”
Duffy additionally urged Netflix and film-makers to supply and broadcast content material that portrays “the reality of the cruel and determined actuality” of kidnap and rape.
365 Days was launched on the Polish field workplace in February, debuting on Netflix final month. Whereas it has been critically panned, it made the streaming service’s prime three requested titles in varied territories, together with the UK and US.
Addressing the movie’s followers, she added: “And since 365 Days has proved enormously common, I additionally deal with this letter to viewers instantly.
“I encourage the hundreds of thousands who’ve loved the film to mirror on the fact of kidnapping and trafficking, of pressure and sexual exploitation, and of an expertise that’s the polar reverse of the shiny fantasy depicted in 365 Days.”
Duffy beforehand advised of how she was drugged at a restaurant on her birthday a decade in the past, earlier than being held in opposition to her will first at her own residence, and later being taken to a overseas nation.
On the time, she stated she was sharing her story as a result of we live in “a hurting world,” saying: “I’m now not ashamed that one thing deeply harm me, anymore. I consider that for those who communicate from the center inside you, the center inside others will reply.
“As darkish as my story is, I do communicate from my coronary heart, for my life, and for the lifetime of others, whom have suffered the identical.
“I’ve no disgrace in telling you both I had spent nearly ten years fully alone and it nonetheless burns my coronary heart to put in writing it. I owe it to myself to say it, I really feel obliged to elucidate how difficult recovering actually was and to lastly disclose it. I hope it comforts you to really feel much less ashamed for those who really feel alone.”
PoliFonics UK has contacted a Netflix consultant for remark and is awaiting a response.
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