A lot has already been spoken about Netflix’s two recent controversial shows, 365 DNI aka 365 Days and White Lines. According to the latest updates, the shows have been accused of romanticising abuse by a feminist group Pro Empower.
Pro Empower, is a feminist group that focuses on se*ual misconduct in higher education. The group has issued a three-page letter to Netflix explaining how the content in 365 Days normalises abuse. They have asked the streaming giant to issue a trigger warning before the opening credits.
As they shared the letter on Twitter, they wrote, “This open letter highlights the danger of hosting a film like #365days on your streaming platform.”
Writer Ana Fearon claimed that the image on Netflix’s White Lines promotes non-fatal strangulation, and glorifies male violence. A commenter said that they have asked the streaming giant to take down the thumbnail image of White Lines.
In their letter to Netflix, Pro Empower wrote, “We urge you to provide an adequate trigger warning, to acknowledge how the film may feed into r*pe culture and consider the possibility of removing the film altogether.”
Further explaining how the films are listed in the romantic genre, do not really hold content that is romantic. “But what can actually be found within the film is acts of se*ual assault, coercive control, toxic masculinity and Stockholm syndrome if only to name a few,” they added in the letter.
For the unversed, Netflix’s 365 Days aka 365 DNI tells the story of Laura Biel (Anna-Maria Sieklucka) who is kidnapped and stranded on a vacation by her mafia boss played by Massimo Torricelli (Michele Morrone). Hinting Stockholm syndrome, the show has some fiery intimate scenes.
As for White Lines, it is a 10 episode Spanish series. It stars Laura Haddock as Mancunian librarian Zoe Walker, who is hunting for her brother’s murderer.