That Creepy Movie About An Underage Gay Romance Just Won The L.A. Critics Award For 'Best Picture'

People will say that the Oscar bait-drama "Call Me By Your Name" doesn't really promote pederasty because the age of consent varies across cultures, even state lines. What is illegal in one country or state may be perfectly legal in another.
That premise granted, can we please still agree that older anyone (man or woman) preying on sexually inexperienced — not to mention emotionally underdeveloped teenagers — is somewhat creepy?
Perhaps we can, at least, agree that maybe promoting a movie about a 25-year-old man seducing a 17-year-old boy is not exactly wise in light of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and a dozen other Hollywood A-listers?
Apparently not.
It seems that the controversies hitting Tinseltown on a weekly basis have done absolutely nothing to derail the Oscar campaign for "Call Me By Your Name," which the L.A. Film Critics Association has now hailed as this year's "Best Picture."
Call Me by Your Name has been chosen as best picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. The group met Sunday to vote on their picks for the year's best.
Call Me by Your Name won a total of three awards, including best director for Luca Guadagnino — a tie with Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water — and best actor for Timothée Chalamet.
The Shape of Water also won three awards, including best actress for Sally Hawkins and best cinematography for Dan Laustsen.
The film, which features a scene where the boy masturbates into a peach that Armie Hammer's character then eats, holds a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, with every major critic hailing the film as an "erotic masterpiece."
"There is no sin, it insists. There is just joy — and whether you find that in a cold glass of apricot juice or the warm embrace of a village beauty should matter to no one but you," says Stephen Whitty of the Newark Star Ledger.
"A powerfully erotic and affecting love story, albeit one so closely and intimately observed that the term 'slow burn' seems almost inadequate," says Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times.
"Refreshingly fun, erotic, non-judgmental and both intellectually and emotionally smart," says Bob Strauss of the Los Angeles Daily News.
Nobody within the Hollywood echo-chamber has acknowledged that pushing a movie about sexual predation dressed up as puppy romance is not exactly the best way to repair their tarnished image while several of their biggest power players are being investigated for sex crimes.
That Creepy Movie About An Underage Gay Romance Just Won The L.A. Critics Award For 'Best Picture' That Creepy Movie About An Underage Gay Romance Just Won The L.A. Critics Award For 'Best Picture' Reviewed by Your Destination on December 04, 2017 Rating: 5

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