• Streaming giant Netflix announced weak third quarter earnings earlier this week 
  • Company added just 2.2 million global subscribers, falling short of expectations 
  • Two analytics firms said cancellations surged after release of French film Cuties 
  • Cuties, which debuted on September 9, is about 11-year-old girls’ dance troupe 
  • The group learns sexualized choreography in preparation for dance competition
  • Director denies claims that the movie promotes ‘hyper-sexualization of children’ 
  • Film’s release sparked anger as well as calls for a boycott of streaming service
  • A Texas grand jury indicted Netflix for ‘broadcasting lewd material’ in the state
  • Republican and Democratic lawmakers demanded Netflix remove the film