Cuties are a dance group comprised of eleven-year-old girls. The movie focuses on a member named Amy as she deals with the juxtaposition of her school and home life. Her mother raises her and her little brother to conform to the traditions of their African religion. Her mischievous schoolmates, the other four Cuties, are her escape.
The plot revolves (gyrates) around a dance contest the girls want to compete in, but there’s little suspense in the buildup. The main character is mostly used as a sexual case study. Watch as she goes on her first period and shares her first pussy pic; interesting tidbits in a coming-of-age story that’s barely adequate as a whole.
my rating : 3 of 5
This Kingston YMCA debate about whether or not The Bible permits women to wear makeup and other fashion accessories doesn’t really get interesting until it drops the formalities. That happens after Mr Vegas does a speech condemning Gino Jennings for referring to said women as “whores”, which he considers sexist. Jennings says he’s been misrepresented but makes it clear that, as far as he’s concerned, The Bible does, in fact, forbid women “walking around looking like Jezebel”.
The underlining premise, that “God” is real and what The Bible says is true in the first place, makes for a ridiculous argument either way, but Jennings comes across as the obvious winner. That’s partly because it’s his church they’re debating in. He’s also more charismatic. Vegas repeats himself annoyingly. The idiot reading for Jennings does the same. “Disputing daily,” he chants with a brain of mush. The debate ends with Vegas being ushered (thrown) out to a round of applause.
my rating : 4 of 5