Film Critic Slammed For Super Sexual Review Of 'Dora The Explorer' Movie
A review of 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold', a movie aimed at children, has a lot of folks pretty outraged by how dang... horny it is.
Yep, you read that right.
'The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy wrote up his thoughts on the film but spent quite a significant chunk of his review focusing on the sexuality of the film. The film made for children.
'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' stars Isabela Moner as a 16-year-old Dora who -- after spending her youth growing up in the jungle with her parents -- has to face one of the biggest adventures yet: High school.
But when her parents are in danger, Dora, her cousin Diego, Boots her BFF (and monkey) and a gang of teens head off to uncover the mystery of a lost Inca city (of gold).
"What keeps things alive, up to a point, is the imperturbable attitude of the titular heroine, who is invested with try-and-stop-me spirit by Moner, who’s actually 18 and looks it despite preventive measures," McCarthy wrote.
"There's a palpable gap you can't help but notice between the essentially innocent, borderline-pubescent nature of the leading characters and the film itself," the author continued.
"Dora seems committed to projecting a pre-sexualized version of youth, while throbbing unacknowledged beneath the surface is something a bit more real, its presence rigorously ignored. To be believed, this story should have been set in 1955."
Obviously, folks noticed the strange way McCarthy decided to write about the film (including the use of the word 'throbbing' which should be saved for Mills and Boon novels or cartoons where a cat hits its thumb with a hammer), and they had a lot of strong feelings about it.
'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' is scheduled to release in Australia September 19.
Featured image: Paramount Pictures.