Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Anon Oscar Voter On "Call Me By Your Name"; Gus Kenworthy On Homophobia; God's Own Country Sex Scenes

Anon Oscar Voter On "Call Me By Your Name"

Apparently, I'm not the only one who finds the barely legal content in Call Me By Your Name creepy. And God knows I'm no prude. Here's a comment from an interview with an anonymous Oscar voter who brings up a valid point about Call Me By Your Name. How would this movie have been received if the 17 year old boy had actually been a 17 year old girl?

I didn't like Call Me by Your Name. From what I understand, there was less of a difference between the ages of the young boy and his lover in the book, but I have to tell you, in the movie version it looked like a 35- or 40-year-old guy was hitting on a 16- or 17-year-old boy, and it just seemed wrong. It would have been wrong if they were heterosexuals.

You can read the rest here. This anon comments on other films, too, and he/she is pretty spot on in most cases. 

Gus Kenworthy On Homophobia

Here's something I've been saying for the last 10 years on this web site. Homophobia is still alive and well in some places.

Gus Kenworthy tweeted about some of the homophobic hate he gets online, posting screencaps of four random comments from a YouTube video. They called him a “faggot,” cited the Bible, and told him to get AIDS and die.

Here's the link. I've actually had death threats over the years. 

God's Own Country Sex Scenes

I don't know anything about the movie God's Own Country, but I do plan to see it. 

God’s Own Country was one of the most acclaimed LGBTQ films of 2017. Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu star in the indy flick, which one or two people (everyone) has called the British Brokeback Mountain (but with a better ending and hotter sex scenes.)

There's more here. There's a link where you can watch the sex scenes. They're pretty good, but not NSFW. 



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