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What Should We Make of Call Me by Your Name’s Age-Gap Relationship?

The heightened scrutiny around sexual abuse in Hollywood, including the revelations about Kevin Spacey, which, thanks in part to his joint apology/coming-out statement, seemed to renew old and damaging associations of gayness with molestation could possibly hurt this film.

by Anonymousreply 5112/07/2017

Do we really need a third thread discussing this in the last 10 minutes?

by Anonymousreply 112/06/2017

Corey Feldman's thread is his opinion on the film. This one stands on it's own on the subject of the film

by Anonymousreply 212/06/2017

Fine, use this one instead then but there's no need for the same discussion to be going on in three different threads at the same time. No one is discussing Feldman in that thread.

by Anonymousreply 312/06/2017

which is the 3rd?

by Anonymousreply 412/06/2017

The LA Film Critics one.

by Anonymousreply 512/06/2017

What are we to make? Um, nothing. Read Anthony Lane's BRILLIANT review in The New Yorker. People of different ages do have sex with one another believe it or not. My parents were 13 years apart in age, my grandparents 17 years apart. No big deal.

by Anonymousreply 612/06/2017

R6 This. Thankyou.

by Anonymousreply 712/06/2017

Why are we posting old articles to stir up shit?

by Anonymousreply 812/06/2017

Well, to quote the article by Jeffrey Bloomer from OP appears to have cribbed the title of this thread:

[quote] It’s a story of first love and lust told from the perspective of a particularly mature teenager on the cusp of adulthood; the relationship is consensual; even Elio’s parents seem to approve; and, in any case, this is a fictional depiction, not an ethical endorsement.

That and the teenager that is depicted in this fictional story was of legal age to consent at the time and was not the object of a skeevy James Woods or Roy Moore who approached teenagers decades younger who were NOT of legal age to consent.

by Anonymousreply 912/06/2017

The LA Film Critics review is more praise then objection on the film- This one stands on it's own on the age-gap issue. I would rather go to one thread then have to dig up older articles on the subject.

by Anonymousreply 1012/06/2017

Regardless of how you feel about this issue, The Slate has been publishing hit job after hit job on this movie for the past month and the Twitter gays are all riled up over it. Makes me wonder if it's the Lady Bird people ordering these "think" pieces.

Also, "how should we feel about it"? You need someone to tell you how to feel about something? Or do you imagine the homosexuals as the Borg, all having to hold the same opinion on everything?

by Anonymousreply 1112/06/2017

The Lady Bird people? Chalamet is in that movie too.

by Anonymousreply 1212/06/2017

Yeah Scott Rudin isn't gonna want to hurt Chalamet's narrative, he knows he's a big draw to his film.

by Anonymousreply 1312/06/2017

Whatever, the Three Billboards people, then. Plenty of competition; pick one.

by Anonymousreply 1412/06/2017

Three Billboards have enough thinkpieces of their own to deal with. And there's are worse - racism.

by Anonymousreply 1512/06/2017

I love articles that tell me what to think.

by Anonymousreply 1612/06/2017

R16 And that's why you come here right Mary?

by Anonymousreply 1712/06/2017

R17 Right!

by Anonymousreply 1812/06/2017

How about people see the film and decide for themselves. Most people that see it have no issue.

by Anonymousreply 1912/06/2017

nothing wrong with it

by Anonymousreply 2012/06/2017

They're probably boning in real life too so whatever

by Anonymousreply 2112/06/2017

Really? And you know this because R21?

by Anonymousreply 2212/06/2017

Timothée Chalamet is so hot in this movie btw.

by Anonymousreply 2312/06/2017

He's even hotter in Lady Bird.

by Anonymousreply 2412/06/2017

R22 Well, wouldn't you?

by Anonymousreply 2512/06/2017

we all would.

by Anonymousreply 2612/06/2017

Perfectly acceptable. Anyone who states otherwise is envious of men who attract younger men.

by Anonymousreply 2712/06/2017

R27 Tell em.

by Anonymousreply 2812/06/2017

The jealousy of some people.

by Anonymousreply 2912/06/2017

What Should We Make of Call Me by Your Name’s Age-Gap Relationship?

nothing, a horny teenage sets his sights on a hot grad student.

don't feed the pedo trolls.

by Anonymousreply 3012/06/2017

What's with the pedo trolls? The character is 17, not 10/11 or younger.

by Anonymousreply 3112/06/2017

Well if this is going to be the official thread, here is the article about Corey Feldman; let's discuss!

by Anonymousreply 3212/06/2017

Pedophilia is an attraction to pre pubescent children.

It's like calling a banana an apple.

Words have meanings.

by Anonymousreply 3312/06/2017

they are immune to logic or facts, best to ignore them

by Anonymousreply 3412/06/2017

R34 I should but I wonder if there's something mentally wrong with them that they're so focused on this stuff.

by Anonymousreply 3512/06/2017

The only critic so far who watched this movie and still had a problem with the age difference was Armond White. Which should tell you something.

by Anonymousreply 3612/06/2017

R36 I don't even think he did to be honest. He wrote that review for a conservative website. He wrote another review for OUT which didn't even mention the age difference. He's just pandering for clicks like the troll he is.

by Anonymousreply 3712/06/2017

Even the fucking Christian Science Monitor critic didn't have a problem with it!

by Anonymousreply 3812/06/2017

1% of people that have seen it have an issue with it.

by Anonymousreply 3912/06/2017

They're two beautiful men fucking. I say we enjoy it.

by Anonymousreply 4012/06/2017

anyone would think chalamet was in diapers

by Anonymousreply 4112/06/2017

R40 This. Why do some people get upset about something beautiful?

by Anonymousreply 4212/06/2017

It's the fraus, R42.

by Anonymousreply 4312/06/2017

Call Me By Your NAMBL.A

by Anonymousreply 4412/06/2017

Would have been hotter if the character was 15 or so. That'd have been smokin.

by Anonymousreply 4512/06/2017

Or even 13, or 11, amirite, R45?

by Anonymousreply 4612/06/2017

The ultimate goal is to make society think of the age of consent as an arbitrary number.

No big deal. Case by case basis. Etc.etc.

BTW, has anyone seen a female leading the charge to lower the age of consent? Nope, just horny guys who want to bang the high school jock and/or cheerleader.

by Anonymousreply 4712/06/2017

R47 But saying it's not a case-by-case basis goes against everything we know from developmental psychology. People don't suddenly turn sexual overnight once they hit 18. Claiming otherwise would be saying Earth's rotation around the Sun somehow has magical powers. The same number currently applies to everyone in a particular country because that happens to be an efficient legislative and judicial solution.

I found the age of consent set at 16 [italic]way[/italic] too high when I was 15, but now find it acceptable. When I grow older, I'll probably find it too low. There simply isn't one perfect magical number that people will ever agree on. Also, saying Italy's age of consent laws are not as good as American laws just because... well, they aren't American, is highly problematic in itself. I mean, you're entitled to that opinion, but the rest of us can also hold an opinion that you're a nationalistic prick.

by Anonymousreply 4812/07/2017

Making it a case-by-case basis would mean that a board of physicians and mental health professionals would need access each individual child and certify him/her ready to have sex with adults. This is impossible, R48, and you know it. If you were a horny 15 year old, too bad. You had to wait a few years to hop into bed with adult men.

Civilized societies decide upon an age and enforce that by law.

Renowned pedophile R. Kelly had an R&B hit called "Seems Like You're Ready."

Let's stick to a fixed age of consent; not what horny minors and pedos crave.

by Anonymousreply 4912/07/2017


A cool trick- if you open this thread in incognito mode, you can FF the OP over and over until this thread just disappears.

by Anonymousreply 5012/07/2017

When I was 16 and cruising blacked out video arcades, the men I engaged with for sex (glorious 1970s sex), were both pursuers and the pursued. The only thing that mattered was the presence of a hard, throbbing cock. Old, young, fat, muscular, hairy, smooth, all it took was a hard throbbing cock. At 16 yoa, i was a lifelong member of the LOBSQ. Many, many times I would be the one to give the mercy BJ to the guy who was hanging out too long to be serviced. We had respect for our predecessors back then. The day I turned 17, I believe I turned 17...{{{blush}}}.

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