Duffy Accuses Netflix Film '365 Days' Of Glamorizing Kidnap And Rape

The British singer called out the streaming platform for eroticizing 'kidnapping.'

7/2/2020 10:11:00 PM

The British singer called out the streaming platform for eroticizing 'kidnapping.'

The British singer called out the streaming platform for eroticizing 'kidnapping and distorts sexual violence and trafficking as a 'sexy' movie.'

Ash PercivalThis article contains details of sexual abuse.Duffy has criticizedNetflix’s “irresponsible” decision to stream the film 365 Days, claiming it glamorizes “the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.”Earlier this year, the Grammy-winning star shared an Instagram post in which she explained her years-long absence from the music industry, revealing she’d been drugged, kidnapped and then sexually abused a decade earlier.

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In a letter to Netflix’s chief executive, Reed Hastings, Duffy said the streaming service’s decision to feature the film was “careless, insensitive, and dangerous.”The film follows the imprisonment of a young Polish woman (played by Anna-Maria Sieklucka) by a Sicilian man (played by Michele Morrone) who gives her a year to fall in love with him, and features graphic depictions of BDSM.

“365 Days glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape,” Duffy wrote. “This should not be anyone’s idea of entertainment, nor should it be described as such, or be commercialized in this manner.“I write these words (ones I cannot believe I am writing in 2020, with so much hope and progress gained in recent years), as an estimated 25 million people are currently trafficked around the world, not to mention the untold amounts of people uncounted.”

Duffy, whose full name is Aimee Anne Duffy, added: “It grieves me that Netflix provides a platform for such ‘cinema’, that eroticizes kidnapping and distorts sexual violence and trafficking as a ‘sexy’ movie.“I just can’t imagine how Netflix could overlook how careless, insensitive, and dangerous this is.

“It has even prompted some young women, recently, to jovially ask Michele Morrone, the lead actor in the film, to kidnap them.”Duffy also urged Netflix and film-makers to produce and broadcast content that portrays “the truth of the harsh and desperate reality” of kidnap and rape.

365 Days was released at the Polish box office in February, debuting on Netflix last month. While it has been critically panned, it made the streaming service’s top three requested titles in various territories, including the UK and US.Addressing the film’s fans, she added: “And because 365 Days has proved enormously popular, I also address this letter to viewers directly.

“I encourage the millions who have enjoyed the movie to reflect on the reality of kidnapping and trafficking, of force and sexual exploitation, and of an experience that is the polar opposite of the glossy fantasy depicted in 365 Days.”Duffy previously told of how she was drugged at a restaurant on her birthday a decade ago, before being held against her will first at her own home, and later being taken to a foreign country.

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At the time, she said she was sharing her story because we are living in “a hurting world,” saying: “I am no longer ashamed that something deeply hurt me, anymore. I believe that if you speak from the heart within you, the heart within others will answer.

“As dark as my story is, I do speak from my heart, for my life, and for the life of others, whom have suffered the same.“I have no shame in telling you either I had spent almost ten years completely alone and it still burns my heart to write it. I owe it to myself to say it, I feel obliged to explain how challenging recovering truly was and to finally disclose it. I hope it comforts you to feel less ashamed if you feel alone.”

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You've got to be bloody joking! 🙄 If you don't like it, don't watch it!! It's that simple. It's called acting. If watching a movie makes you act violent, then anything will. Political correctness has gone mad!! 🤬 HTFU people!!! 🙄🤬🙄🤬 Give me a break. Please. A 'singer' criticizing netflix platform of erpticizing kidnapping. What about murder drugs rape, dehumaizing women, the list goes on for the music industry.

Yes! That shit is trash. I tried watching it just to see what twitter heads were talking about and wow. It's 1000% disgusting and cringy. Did she understand the movie ...wtf is she talking about I doubt they're glamourizing it? 😒 Virtue signaling, so hot right now. Not everybody is stupid, ignorant or brain washed. I take entrainment as what it is: ENTERTAINMENT. I'm not doing what 'the priest says or does' because I think organized religion is Evil doing. As opposed, entrainment says a lot that I take as just an exercise of the mind!

So fucking what? netflix agree. Well done Duffy. Thanks for raising. GBV WomensLivesMatter Wait. This is a movie, right? So now actors and actresses, directors and producers have to make sure they’re not being offensive before creating a movie? Seems legit. IT'S A MOVIE.... Before long the pc police will sanitize society to a point where all freedoms of expression result in jail terms. Ridiculous.

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Duffy blasts glamorising kidnap and rape in Netflix's 365 Days after her ordealDuffy launched a scathing attack on Netflix for glamorising sex trafficking in movie 365 Days after her own harrowing ordeal saw her kidnapped, drugged and raped for four weeks

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Singer Duffy Asks Netflix to Remove 365 Days for 'Glamorizing Rape'Netflix’s soft porn romance film 365 Days, is still sitting atop the streaming platform’s Top 10 list despite being just an NSFW version of Beauty and the Beast, a much better movie. The film focuses on Massimo, a gangster, and Laura, a woman he kidnaps for a year in an attempt to get her to fall in love with him, because that’s apparently something that kidnapping gangsters enjoy for sport. Thank u for ur story activism raising awareness. my 20yr marriage was setup to use me financially. not only did courts ignore economicabuse leaving me homeless/destitute, but my ex never had consent had I known what him, his friends/family plotted. EndTrafficking RapeCulture roguehireling Oh shut the f up. Who the fuck is Duffy?

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