‘Abuse’: Boston Globe slams academy-award nominated gay film that normalizes man-boy sex

Jan 30, 2018 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite:

Despite the fact that Hollywood is still swirling in a vortex of sexual harassment allegations, “Call Me by Your Name,” a movie about an older man’s homosexual “romance” with a 17-year-old boy, has picked up four Academy Award nominations.

The film is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Song.

But by nominating the film, voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have just put their tacit personal seals of approval on what the Boston Globe is calling “sexual predation and abuse.”

“‘Call Me by Your Name,’ the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a deftly directed, beautifully photographed, wonderfully acted master class in sexual predation and abuse,” wrote Cheyenne Montgomery in a January 25 collum titled ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is a dishonest, dangerous film.

“Although many reviewers touch on the problematic ‘age gap’ between them, for the most part, they minimize those concerns and lavish praise on the movie. (“An erotic triumph,” says one; “a romantic marvel,” says another),” Montgomery continues.

“But even the brief ‘age gap’ caveats miss the point. ‘Call Me by Your Name’ isn’t about an older man and a younger man. It falsely romanticizes an exploitative relationship between a grown man and a teenager. These manipulative relationships cause lasting damage, as I know from my own experience,” he adds.

Montgomery went on to relate how when he was a teen he was sexually manipulated and abused by an adult who at first posed as his protector.

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