‘Girl’ Director Fights Netflix To Not Edit Out A Controversial Nude Scene From The Cannes Award-Winning Film

The Playlist | 11/21/2018 | Charles Barfield
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Netflix has been making serious waves this fall with their incredibly strong slate of prestige films. But while “Roma,” “Outlaw King,” “Hold the Dark,” and “Bird Box” seem to be getting a majority of the headlines, one of the more acclaimed films that the streaming service picked up is “Girl” from filmmaker Lukas Dhont. And now, according to a report, Dhont’s directorial debut film that wowed audiences at Cannes is experiencing a bit of controversy surrounding it’s impending Netflix rerelease.

“Girl” tells the story of a teenage transgender girl training to become a ballerina. The film debuted in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes and ended up winning the Fipresci Prize. Soon after it’s Cannes debut, Netflix swooped in and bought the distribution rights to the Belgian film. However, controversy mounted when a European newspaper published comments from Dhont that said the streaming service would be editing out a scene in the film, which featured the 15-year-old lead actor, Victor Polster, fully nude.

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