Netflix teases '365 Days: This Day' as fans brace for sequel to super controversial 'porn' film
Netflix also revealed the release date for the sequel to the controversial Polish film that received negative reviews
In 2020, Netflix shocked the world when it released the Polish erotic thriller ‘365 Days’ on its platform. Initially, the movie looked like a normal erotic thriller like ‘Fifty Shades’, but as soon as the movie was released, viewers got to know that the film had some really objectionable themes and in no time, people started demanding that Netflix should take down the movie. The controversy made everyone curious about the film and soon, it became one of the most-watched titles on the streaming service.
After garnering success of this proportionate, Netflix is now set to come out with the sequel to the 2020 movie titled ‘365 Days: This Day’. The movie will see Michael Morrone reprising the role of Don Massimo Torricelli and Anna-Maria Sieklucka as Laura Biel. The streaming platform also released a trailer for the upcoming movie and revealed that it will be released on Netflix on Wednesday, April 27.
The trailer is filled with erotic sequences and introduces some new characters as well. As soon as the trailer surfaced online, social media users flooded Twitter with harsh comments and asked who needed the sequel. Before reading any of the reactions, let’s take a look at how the original movie became so controversial.
Viewers panned the movie for use of sex sequences that included sexual violence
The original movie centers around a woman named Laura, who is not happy with her life and wants something new. Meanwhile, a mafia named Massimo saw Laura on a beach and got interested in her. However, he and his father were shot on the beach that day. Massimo survived, but his father didn’t. Five years later, he finally finds Laura and kidnaps her for one year so that she’ll fall in love with him.
A lot of critics, as well as viewers, said that the movie glorifies domestic abuse and perpetuates rape culture. A number of viewers also pointed out that all the film did was promote Stockholm Syndrome.
Massimo kidnaps Laura and doesn’t let her leave. In one of the scenes, he uses a leg-spreading bar and forces her to see him having sex with another woman. There are several other scenes where he touches her without any kind of consent.
The movie made a lot of people uncomfortable, including Duffy, a singer and a sexual assault survivor, who penned an essay on her website and slammed Netflix for showing this movie. In her essay, she wrote that the movie “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping, and rape”.
She added, “I encourage the millions who have enjoyed the movie to reflect on the reality of kidnapping and trafficking, of force and sexual exploitation, and of an experience that is the polar opposite of the glossy fantasy depicted in ‘365 Days’.”
A lot of people started petitions asking Netflix to pull the movie, but Netflix didn’t. Since then, it is one of the lowest-rated Netflix movies and received negative reviews.
Fans say who asked for the sequel
Talking about the sequel, Netflix released a trailer for the sequel and social media went absolute berserk that Netflix decided to make a sequel to ‘365 Days’, but canceled a show like ‘Archive 81’. One of the fans wrote, “365 Days isn't a Dark Romance. It's Pure Sexual Assault/Stockholm Syndrome from beginning to end. Y'all ready to cancel/attack After, 50 Shades, Twilight over their issues but will give the 365 Days Series a Pass when it's literally everything book readers accuse those of being.”
365 Days isn't a Dark Romance. It's Pure Sexual Assault/Stockholm Syndrome from beginning to end. Y'all ready to cancel/attack After, 50 Shades, Twilight over their issues but will give the 365 Days Series a Pass when it's literally everything book readers accuse those of being. https://t.co/ELEFI2HGiH— Charles Fernandez ᴮᴸᴹ #StanJosephineLangford (@movie_charles) April 7, 2022
Another fan wrote, “Netflix has canceled the second season of #Archive81 but giving a sequel to this shit. Worst.” Another social media user said, “I really want to know what we, as a society, did wrong to deserve the 365 Days sequel.”
I really want to know what we, as a society, did wrong to deserve the 365 Days sequel.— Benjamin. (@cvmbersome) April 7, 2022
“365 Days is getting a sequel, how do these movies even get funding,” another user wrote. “This is gonna cause another pandemic I just know it,” wrote another user. Meanwhile, one of the social media users said, “We're all about to get traumatized all over again.”
365 Days is getting a sequel, how do these movies even get funding..— Whoami (@ashh_bones) April 7, 2022
this is gonna cause another pandemic i just know it pic.twitter.com/QpjCu4boKu— ellen (@symbolicem) April 7, 2022
We're all about to get traumatized all over again.— Ana (@forislandfirees) April 7, 2022
Another social media user wrote, “It's a mess! We can't get season 3 of Mindhunter but we can get three Kissing Booth movies, After and 365 Days? Netflix needs to pull their heads out of their butts.”
It's a mess! We can't get season 3 of Mindhunter but we can get three Kissing Booth movies, After and 365 Days? Netflix needs to pull their heads out of their butts 😂😂😂😂— Strahinja (@strahinjagov) April 7, 2022
‘365 Days: This Day’ will be premiering exclusively on Netflix Wednesday, April 27.
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