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The movie “365 Days” on Netflix has folks speaking – not for the best causes. 

The trending Polish erotic drama, starring Michele Morrone and Anna-Maria Sieklucka, facilities round a dominant mafia boss who imprisons a younger girl and offers her 365 days to fall in love with him. The movie, primarily based off Blanka Lipinska’s bestselling novel “365 dni,” presents a blanket “TV-MA” ranking on Netflix as a result of “intercourse, nudity, sexual violence, language and smoking.”

The streaming platform does describe the sex-saturated story as “controversial” on its website. “365 Days” has rapidly gained international reputation since its debut final month, sustaining a spot within the High 10 alongside latest family-friendly hits “Floor Is Lava” and Will Ferrell’s “Eurovision Song Contest.” (As of Thursday, “365 Days” is trending at No. 7.)

The movie is so common its star says a sequel is occurring. Morrone, the Italian heartthrob who now boasts over 7.four million followers on Instagram, confirmed Tuesday that he would reprise his function throughout a customized fan video obtained by TMZ.

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Critics, nevertheless, are in disbelief over the movie’s reputation as a result of it “defies practically each rule of fine filmmaking,” because the Atlantic put it, whereas Rotten Tomatoes reveals the movie sitting at a ghastly 0% rating

“Completely horrible, politically objectionable, often hilarious,” Variety critic Jessica Kiang stated, whereas Common Sense Media’s Barbara Shulgasser-Parker calls it a “poorly written…blatant rip-off of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.””  

Others are horrified the movie is streaming on Netflix. Many critics have accused the film of perpetuating rape tradition, whereas glorifying intercourse trafficking, kidnapping and Stockholm syndrome to teenagers and younger adults.

Duffy, the Welsh singer behind the 2008 hit music “Mercy,” penned an open letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to name for the removing of the “irresponsible” movie.

“”365 Days’ glamorizes the brutal actuality of intercourse trafficking, kidnapping and rape,” Duffy wrote in an open letter, obtained by Deadline. “This shouldn’t be anybody’s concept of leisure, nor ought to or not it’s described as such, or be commercialized on this method.”

“You haven’t realized how ‘365 Days’ has introduced nice harm to those that have endured the pains and horrors that this movie glamorizes,” Duffy writes in her open letter. “What I and others who know these injustices want is the precise reverse – a story of reality, hope, and to be given a voice.”

Within the movie, Don Massimo (Morrone) holds Laura (Sieklucka) prisoner after monitoring her down since catching his eye 5 years earlier. “You will be mine. I assure it,” Massimo says. 

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“No one owns me. I am not an object. You may’t have me similar to that; kidnap me and suppose I am all yours,” Laura retorts. Massimo then seduces his approach into Laura’s coronary heart over the 365 days with cash, a lavish life-style and manipulative sexual techniques. 

Cosmopolitan critic Taylor Andrews stated the drama “romanticizes a particularly poisonous relationship, which is rarely okay.”

Greater than 50,000 folks have signed a petition calling “365 Days” to be pulled from Netflix for “glorifying Stockholm syndrome and abuse.”  

“For Netflix to make a film glorifying intercourse slavery will not be solely in dangerous style, nevertheless it continues to perpetuate sexual stereotypes of girls being handled as property and sexual conquests, in addition to selling Stockholm Syndrome,” the petition says. 

The petition provides that the movie passes off abuse as a “steamy and attractive love story” to “impressionable teenagers.” The hashtag #365days has over 1.four billion views on TikTok, the place customers have shared movies fantasizing about being kidnapped and showing off bruises after insinuating they’ve replicated scenes from the movie. 

“These scenes are being watched by tens of millions of impressionable teenagers and younger adults desirous to study intimacy,” the petition says. “Besides this is not intimacy, that is an assault served to us on a silver platter.”

Regardless of the overwhelming criticism, “356 Days” has evoked a cult following throughout social media, with some calling it a “must watch.”

“So um, has anybody seen 365 days on Netflix? Trigger whewww,” @marialaguerita tweeted, which a meme of somebody fanning themselves. Consumer @EpperlyRaye recommended, “If u haven’t watch 365 days on Netflix, u want (to).”

USA TODAY reached out to Netflix for remark. 


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