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Corey Feldman Says “Call Me By Your Name” Glamorizes Pedophilia

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by Anonymousreply 9902/01/2018

Corey Feldman is worse than Hitler, Kevin Spacey, and James Levine.

by Anonymousreply 112/07/2017


by Anonymousreply 212/07/2017

I always look to Corey Feldman for up-to-the-minute information on glamor.

by Anonymousreply 312/07/2017

Read the book. I think he missed the point

by Anonymousreply 412/07/2017

The book is irrelevant. The guy was supposed to be 24 in the book, which put them relatively close in age. Armie Hammer looks like he’s in his late 30’s. So whoever made the movie clearly wasn’t adhering strictly to the book, as often happens in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 512/07/2017

This won't get best picture just because of that.

by Anonymousreply 612/07/2017

I say Call Me By Your Name is a very meh film. NOT as great as God's Own Country or Moonlight.

by Anonymousreply 712/07/2017

R5 That's because Guadagnino cast(s) with his dick, sidestepping the audition process. The other producers should've told him to cut the shit and cast someone younger and shorter instead of Hammer. And perhaps someone older and taller than Chalamet as well so the optics would be nicer.

And yes, that'll probably kill its BP chances.

by Anonymousreply 812/07/2017

[quote]NOT as great as God's Own Country or Moonlight.

It simply HAS to be better than Moonlight.

by Anonymousreply 912/07/2017

LADY BIRD is so good that it makes this film irrelevant in awards races.

by Anonymousreply 1012/07/2017

Pedophilia is defined as sexual interest in children under the age of 13. That doesn't apply here. And, for that matter on another subject, it doesn't apply to Roy Moore, either.

by Anonymousreply 1112/07/2017

Well they need to change the definition cause Roy Moore is a pedophile. How the fuck are you a pedo for being sexually attracted to a 13 year old but not a 14 year old?

by Anonymousreply 1212/07/2017

13, 14-Moore is a piece,of,shit, regarxless. Heard,his spokesperson J ean Porter on AC and was reminded of Moore's vileness re. gays.

by Anonymousreply 1312/07/2017

People who hate on this film obviously do not understand what pedophilia is.

He's an ignorant, damaged, attention seeking fool.

by Anonymousreply 1412/07/2017

Why does anyone pay attention to this burned-out freakazoid?

by Anonymousreply 1512/07/2017

The messenger is irrelevant; the topic revolves around the message.

by Anonymousreply 1612/08/2017
by Anonymousreply 1712/09/2017

Three Golden Globe nominations. So much for Hollywood changing.

by Anonymousreply 1812/11/2017

It's interesting to me that people are not more bothered by this film.

by Anonymousreply 1912/11/2017

Does have a little gay Lolita vibe

by Anonymousreply 2012/11/2017

The whole point of the film IS to bother people. Sheesh.

by Anonymousreply 2112/11/2017

R19 Maybe because they've actually seen it? The Christian Science Monitor critic didn't have a problem with this aspect of the movie so neither should you.

Nothing like uninformed outrage on behalf of someone else. Seems like a national sport over there in America.

by Anonymousreply 2212/11/2017

Why, r19, should anybody be? He's 17 in the movie, for fuck sake. Age of consent anywhere includes a 17-year-old, Penelope Prisspot.

by Anonymousreply 2312/11/2017

Dear Lord in Heaven!

by Anonymousreply 2412/11/2017

All the pedo accusations that fly around this place really piss me off. I've posted this before. I finally had sex at 17 with two different guys who were in their 30s, but I practically had to beg for them to have sex with me. I'm the one who cruised them. I had already graduated high school at 16, and was working a full-time job during the day, and another part-time job in the evening. I had my own car. My voice had already changed back when I was 14 (I'm a bass). I shaved every day. I was sheltered and naive, but I was a young man, not a kid. Both of the guys I slept with were very protective of me, and I'm grateful that I learned so much from them. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't let myself get involved with someone that young (I'm in my 50s).

by Anonymousreply 2512/11/2017

All of those priss pots who are screaming paedophelia have not said a word about 16 year old Chiara who was nude sunbathing with Oliver.

by Anonymousreply 2612/11/2017

Who? Who?

by Anonymousreply 2712/11/2017

I say the whiney little attention whore bitch is probably correct.

by Anonymousreply 2812/11/2017

It’s not quite as simple as that, but I do think the film has bad optics, yeah. There’s plenty of decent, younger actors who could have been cast instead of Hammer, who looks like the attractive middle age dad type you see at Home Depot on a Sunday morning.

by Anonymousreply 2912/11/2017

A legal line was drawn at the age of 18. Most are sexually active before 18. Obviously not always with someone younger than 18. Me- I would stay away from someone that young because of the legal risk- not worth it. But I certainly understand it. God knows I would have loved to get my horny hands of a 20 something year old hunk when I was 17 and was I ever full of romantic fantasy- I had wait to 19 for some reason. Heck, 200 years ago most women married at 16-18. 17 years old is legal a child, physically more of an adult. The movie is very very good. If your puckered little mouth and tight pearls can't take it- too bad for you. Most Americans are clueless prudes posturing and preening and judging on sex and missing out on life's great mysteries and pleasures. It's great that that father gets it and comforts his beloved son- truly.

by Anonymousreply 3012/11/2017

The father understood and comforts his distressed son at the end- wonderful. Most on this thread are clueless- absolutely clueless probably missing or missed some of life's great experiences due to tight ass judgemental prudery.

by Anonymousreply 3112/11/2017

R25 TY for sharing your history but seriously it has no bearing on the issue this movie raises. I'm sure you will find stories of 12 year olds pursuing a 30 year old for sex and loving the encounter does that make it ok?

by Anonymousreply 3212/11/2017

It does glamorize paedophilia. Moore's a paedo too.

by Anonymousreply 3312/11/2017

[QUOTE]Most are sexually active before 18.

What evidence do you have that most kids are sexually active before 18?

by Anonymousreply 3412/11/2017

and please, for the women on-board--sexually active before 18 might just be a boy thing

by Anonymousreply 3512/11/2017

First off 16 is the age of consent in Italy. There's a world of difference between Roy More's predatory behavior with under aged 13-16 year old girls, and a novel made into a movie about an informed 17 year old having a willing and consensual affair with a 24 year after they established a close friendship. If you have read the book or seen the film, this does not fit into any pedophilia narrative.

by Anonymousreply 3612/11/2017

They don’t look 17 and 24 to me. Armie Hammer looks like he’s approaching 40 and the kid looks like he could be 15.

by Anonymousreply 3712/11/2017

RE: Oscars

This is how I see it and many of you are ignoring this tiny but important factor.

The age of consent in California is 18. Most of the Academy members live in Southern California, where the age of consent is 18, it will be a tough sell to Academy members given what is taking place in Hollywood.

Should I remind you guys about the film Lolita in the 90s?

by Anonymousreply 3812/11/2017

[quote] First off 16 is the age of consent in Italy.

14, actually.

by Anonymousreply 3912/11/2017

In a still like the one at the top of the thread, Chalamet may look like he’s 15 because he’s so skinny. But in the film itself, he doesn’t come across as childish or like he’s too young to be having sex, not does Hammer seem like a predatory old man.

by Anonymousreply 4012/11/2017


Well, it does take place in a different country and culture under a different set of legal rules, so...whatever.

by Anonymousreply 4112/11/2017

Just saying, if you see Timothee actually playing the role it’s more clear he’s 21 and the character he’s playing is 17. People are judging based on still pictures.

by Anonymousreply 4212/11/2017

[quote]It's not interesting to me that people are bothered by this film.

Fixed, you prissy straight cunt.

by Anonymousreply 4312/11/2017

R32, No, I find that really offensive. 12 is far too young, at least for a 30 year old. Not all 17 year olds are the same. As I indicated, I had graduated high school already, owned my own car, and had two jobs. I was trusted enough by my parents to work late evenings at a restaurant at that age.

by Anonymousreply 4412/11/2017

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by Anonymousreply 4512/11/2017

[quote]R32 I'm sure you will find stories of 12 year olds pursuing a 30 year old for sex and loving the encounter, does that make it okay?

Um, maybe MADE-UP stories.... ! ! !

by Anonymousreply 4612/11/2017

I wish the Pedo Troll would start using the sexualization spectrum terminology:

Infantophilia 0 to 5ish

Pedophilia 5ish to 10ish

Hebephilia 11ish to 14ish

Ephebophilia 15ish to 19ish

Most of what the Pedo Troll looses bowel control over is ephebophilia. Technically, the Pedo Troll should be called the Ephebo Troll.

by Anonymousreply 4712/11/2017

[quote]Hebephilia 11ish to 14ish

Even when they're Jewish?

by Anonymousreply 4812/11/2017

[quote]Most of what the Pedo Troll looses bowel control over is ephebophilia.

What you should "loose" is your inability to spell "lose."

by Anonymousreply 4912/11/2017

I want to root for Corey, and I believe he had horrible things done to him — but he needs to step off his preachy pedestal because he’s far from a saint.

He is 100% still covering for Michael Jackson- for what reasons I don’t know. He wasn’t Jackson’s type but he was around enough that even if he wasn’t abused, he saw things he could look back on as an adult - things that would help support the others stories. He’s so high and mighty and disgusted with the “machine” but he’s one of the cogs.

He wasn’t hardly interested in Corey Haim anymore until there was money to be made and 15 minutes to try to reclaim. I strongly suspect a lot of the abuse he claims was Haim’s was really his and he’s doing one part denial, other part “look at me, I’m such a wonderful person to advocate for my friend.”

If he ever really lays it all out - even the things that reflect poorly on him - I’ll be in his corner. Right now though, he’s not coming across as an advocate for anyone but himself.

by Anonymousreply 5012/11/2017

For the record, in the book, Elio mentions that he has had sex with women, so he is no naif.

by Anonymousreply 5112/12/2017

good post R50-and 100% on the money

by Anonymousreply 5212/12/2017

The book and the movie are two different things, R51. If the book meant a lot to the director then he would’ve selected an actor who actually looks 24 rather than 34.

by Anonymousreply 5312/12/2017

He's right. The movie is absolutely a pedo story. And R50, the fact that he's not a perfect person does not mean he's not right about this. He is. 100 percent.

R53 Exactly right.

by Anonymousreply 5412/12/2017

It's so clear they wanted to use take the original story and twist it into an agenda. Just the difference in height and body have this big, muscular man looming over this slight, frail looking guy to make it look like a man with a boy. That was completely unnecessary. You could easily have cast two actors who were similar types, and looked the ages in the book. Easily.

by Anonymousreply 5512/12/2017
by Anonymousreply 5612/12/2017

Shia Lebouf (sp) was going to play Oliver.

Think about that.

Would you guys want Shia or Armie? It would have been a different movie with Shia, probably more intense. With Armie's statue, I think they did a good job in setting the tone so it doesn't look like this slight kid was being sexually taken advantage of by someone as tall as Armie. There was that peach scene where I winced a little when Oliver grabbed Elio's arm too tightly so that he could eat the peach, and Elio said, 'You're hurting me'. I think if Shia was in that role, perhaps he wouldn't have over powered him at that moment.

Different actors bring different things to the table, and at the end of the day, I'm glad Armie is Oliver.


by Anonymousreply 5712/12/2017

Luca would’ve never cast Shia. That was the previous director who probably wanted someone closer to the character in the book so the relationship would be more youthful. Luca wanted an older, bigger man from the beginning.

by Anonymousreply 5812/12/2017

[quote]Would you guys want Shia or Armie?


by Anonymousreply 5912/12/2017

What a pointless thread this is, since the characters are 17 and 24 and the actual actors are 21 and 31.

As for r54, who sees pedophilia where it doesn't exist, the above are the facts. Sorry there's no one involved here that you can demonize.

by Anonymousreply 6012/12/2017

I'd take Shia. He's sexy, muscular, and brooding and passionate. On the other hand, Armie has $200m

by Anonymousreply 6112/12/2017

Armie is 31. was prob 29 when it filmed.

by Anonymousreply 6212/12/2017

[Quote]R47 technically, the Pedo Troll should be called the Ephebo Troll.

but isn't that a character is WICKED ??


by Anonymousreply 6312/12/2017

I thought it was pederasty, not ephebophilia!

by Anonymousreply 6412/12/2017

Timothée was 19 and Armie was 29 during filming.

by Anonymousreply 6512/12/2017

It's almost impossible to think of someone else in a role once you've see the movie esp since Armie did a good enough job. I can see Shia Lebouf doing well or even someone like Zac Efron, Evan Peters, Darren Criss.

by Anonymousreply 6612/12/2017

Elio and Oliver are both Hebephiles.

by Anonymousreply 6712/12/2017

DL is filled with a bunch of Bryan Singer wannabes.

by Anonymousreply 6812/12/2017

A young gay boy falling in first gay love and being hurt isn't subject matter of interest to most people awarding films.

by Anonymousreply 6912/12/2017

[QUOTE]Timothée was 19 and Armie was 29 during filming.

They don’t look it.

by Anonymousreply 7012/13/2017

r69 Oscar, get new people.

by Anonymousreply 7112/13/2017

[QUOTE]DL is filled with a bunch of Bryan Singer wannabes.

It’s repulsive.

by Anonymousreply 7212/25/2017

Is Feldman a homophobe? Just curious.

by Anonymousreply 7312/25/2017

Merry Christmas, Corey at r72!

by Anonymousreply 7412/25/2017

Call me by your name is my favorite gay film of the year. I love its utter lack of an antagonist and its overflowing sensuality, emotion and depictions of the simple joys of life. It's gonna go down as one of the greatest LGBT films ever made 20-40 years from now.

by Anonymousreply 7512/25/2017

Considering how low the bar is for LGBT films, r75, that's not saying much. I found it vapid and kind of laughable.

by Anonymousreply 7612/25/2017

It still works since Oliver is sexually repressed and has been obviously harboring those feelings for a long time and then meets someone who is at the height of his sexuality. However, that scene with the dad and Elio at the end is kind of creepy, since the father comes across as a weirdo and closet case himself.

by Anonymousreply 7712/25/2017

CMBYN--the tweeest movie of the year.

by Anonymousreply 7812/25/2017

Now I'm wondering if the timing of this film is bad...

by Anonymousreply 7912/25/2017

I'm just amazed Corey Feldman isn't dead.

by Anonymousreply 8012/25/2017
by Anonymousreply 8112/25/2017

[quote]I thought it was pederasty, not ephebophilia!

Pederasty is a legal term. Ephebophilia is a clinical one.

Sort of the same way all of us who had any kind of sexual contact that was not a penis inside a vagina were guilty of sodomy (legal term) even if we were performing anal sex, fellatio, cunnilingus, annilingus, or digital penetration (clinical terms).

by Anonymousreply 8212/25/2017

He's right, even if he acts like a douche towards women.

by Anonymousreply 8301/23/2018


by Anonymousreply 8401/31/2018

It glamorizes mediocre gay-themed films and unattractive twinky gays (played by straights).

by Anonymousreply 8501/31/2018

And Oscar snubbed three gay movies with age-appropriate relationships.

by Anonymousreply 8601/31/2018

But look what else DIDN'T get snubbed:

by Anonymousreply 8701/31/2018

It’s a better film than the vile God’s Own Country, which was fucking unintelligible.

by Anonymousreply 8801/31/2018

Anyone who calls this film pedophilia, just plain doesn't know what the hell they are talking about. The Elio character was past the age of majority, was sexually active with the opposite sex. If you don't like the film, fine, but to label it pedophilia is a disgrace to those who are actual victims of pedophilia.

by Anonymousreply 8901/31/2018

Like Anthony Rapp and Corey Feldman, R89?

R88, get a hearing aid.

by Anonymousreply 9001/31/2018

What is really needed right now is some better quality thinking, and nuance, about these sexual situations we find troubling.

For instance, CMBYK isn't pedophilic. I'm not even going to call it hebephilic. What's troubling is that the Boomer generation cannot allow itself to age gracefully. It rejects its peers because it can't accept itself as an older person. They only get with much younger people; they demand it.

The consequences of this aren't necessarily pedophilia, but commodified couplings based on narcissism and domination/intimidation games (Boomers cannot tolerate equality and sharing in their relationships - it's their way or nothing). This sorta looks like pedophilia, but it's with age of majority yet still young partners.

What I've seen in the past 15 years or so is the absolute impossibility of finding somebody who's really willing to create a true relationship. Older people are dead-set against it. They want young flesh but treat their partners with contempt. Millennials and Zs have figured out what the Boomers want, and on apps and in personals they flaunt themselves as sex toys for daddy's use. This of course leads to blatant hustling. Most guys under 40 in my region are for rent as masseurs, or they state outright they're looking for "gen."

It has killed intimacy. Corey F. needs to update his thinking a bit. He needs to talk more about the dynamic and why it's toxic, rather than shrieking about pedo bogeymen, while in bizarre clothes and grooming.

by Anonymousreply 9101/31/2018

In the real world do 25 yo men really get together with 17year olds? Would any parent really allow/encourage such a thing? Maybe I live in a different world but nobody that I know would be okay with such a relationship and I live in a fairly liberal part of US

by Anonymousreply 9201/31/2018

But you do live in a different world.. This was not your typical US family in 1983. The mother was European, the father an academic, they summered (and Hanukkah’d) in Italy. They were the product of a different culture, a different world view. The father’s monologue at the end kind of made that kind of clear to me.

by Anonymousreply 9301/31/2018

I have no idea. I didn't hear anything about it.

by Anonymousreply 9401/31/2018

its coming from a known asshole liar creep failure....


by Anonymousreply 9501/31/2018

There is nothing glamorous in the movie or about the movie. Regular middle class people with an old country house. Could of been in south Georgia. Architectural Digest?I think not. No jets fancy cars or big boats. Really a very depressing movie that made me want to slash my wrists. It would have gotten more steam if the boy killed himself in the end. That ending would have probably gotten a nomination. Not sniveling in the fireplace.

by Anonymousreply 9601/31/2018

Thanks for spoiling the ending, R96.

by Anonymousreply 9702/01/2018

[quote] Corey F. needs to update his thinking a bit. He needs to talk more about the dynamic and why it's toxic, rather than shrieking about pedo bogeymen, while in bizarre clothes and grooming.

What would Feldman know about toxic gay relationships, enough to speak on them from a first-hand perspective?

And more importantly, as an out & proud gay person....would you really want him to?

by Anonymousreply 9802/01/2018

R92, R93: My parents taught me repeatedly as I was growing up to stay away from older men offering candy. (My dad preferred to get blown by men his own age.)

In most Western cultures, there's a large developmental and cultural gap between 17 and 25 year olds. The 17 year old is still with parents and in high school. A 25 year old is in college, or has completed college and/or is working on a career. They're not that far apart in age, but the worldviews are pretty divergent.

It's not impossible that a 17- and a 25-year old would meet and have an affair, depending on circumstances. The whole "They're European" thing is just a trope to get the audience to suspend disbelief enough to let the story unfold. If I'd had a chance to get with a 25-year old when I was 17, I'm pretty sure I would have.

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