Speaking to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, she wrote in the letter, dated July 2 and seen by CNN, that the film “glorifies the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnappings and rape.”
The film, which Netflix describes as an “erotic drama”, is based on the successful Polish novel “365 dni” by Blanka Lipinska. It tells the story of a woman who is kidnapped, imprisoned and sexually abused repeatedly by a mafia boss – who gives him a year to fall in love with him.
“Today, I really don’t know what to think, say or do, except to reach out and explain to you in this letter how irresponsible it was for Netflix to broadcast the film” 365 days “,” the 36-year-old singer wrote in the letter to Hastings.
“It should not be anybody’s entertainment idea, nor should it be described as such, nor be marketed in this way,” she said, adding that the film “falsifies” sexual violence, ” eroticized “the kidnappings and was” carefree, insensitive, and dangerous. ”
In April, she published more details about the ordeal in an article on her own website, which she said would free herself from her emotional burden and help those who “suffered the same thing.”
In the message, she said she was kidnapped, taken to a foreign country, and raped for four weeks after being drugged in a restaurant on her birthday.
“I knew my life was in immediate danger, he made a veiled confession of wanting to kill me,” she wrote. “I was at high risk for suicide in the process. ”
Duffy is not the only reviewer for “365 Days,” which has received a number of poor reviews, including a 0% score on the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
CNN contacted Netflix to comment on Duffy’s letter.
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CNN’s Toyin Owoseje contributed to this report.