Netflix just released their latest family-friendly movie which happens to involve a Chupacabra. Unfortunately, the movie is currently facing backlash online since Netflix chose an inappropriate title.
Those who are familiar with the stories of the Chupacabra will know that the Spanish word literally translates to “goat-sucker.” Naturally, Netflix attempted to shorten the word to “Chupa” for the title of the movie, but the translation isn’t quite the same.
As noted below by one Twitter user – the word now translates to “to suck off.” Obviously this is a word that the young viewers the film is intended for should probably avoid searching.
Additionally, the same Twitter user notes that the film had a Mexican director and lead. They hint that someone, then, should have caught the double entendre of the word “Chupa.” But, for one reason or another, it doesn’t look like that ever happened.
Here are some of the other tweets shared that pointed out the film’s NSFW title given by the streaming service:
It’s an interesting move on Netflix’s part because the film is otherwise very family-friendly. It appears to boast a similar vibe to the likes of E.T. or perhaps even Gremlins (at least before the Mogwai begin turning into frightening little monsters, that is.) Of course, it’s possible that Netflix could change the film’s title at a later point. After all, the digital and streaming technology involved would make it quite easy. But for the time being – it looks like the film will remain known as Chupa. So let’s hope it doesn’t cause too much of an issue for any younger viewers.
As for now, the family-friendly film Chupa – not so family-friendly title and all – is currently available for subscribers to stream via Netflix. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding the streaming service’s ventures as we have them.