The director of a controversial Netflix film that faces child child pornography allegations is defending his film against the claims.
Diego Kaplan, director of the Argentinian movie Desearas, meaning Desire, says the alleged exploitative scene with two young girls was filmed 'under the surveillance' of the children's mothers.
After receiving backlash on social media,Netflix is now facing an investigation into child pornography over a scene involving two young girls, aged around seven or nine, watching TV and imitating the cowboy on the screen riding a horse - but while sitting on a pillow.
The scene is shot in a way - with music and a close up of one of the girl's face - to suggest that she is unknowingly masturbating and reaching an orgasm.
Diego Kaplan, director of a controversial Netflix film, is defending his work against claims that it depicts child pornography
The Argentinian movie Desearas, meaning Desire, is said to show young girls, aged around seven and nine, in a suggestive scene involving pillows
In a statement to IndieWire, Kaplan said: 'Of course this scene was filmed using a trick, which was that the girls were copying a cowboy scene from a film by John Ford. The girls never understood what they were doing, they were just copying what they were seeing on the screen.
'No adult interacted with the girls, other than the child acting coach. Everything was done under the careful surveillance of the girls’ mothers.'
Kaplan also said that he knew this scene may cause controversy and therefore has 'Making Of' footage to display how it was