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  1. I have a couple of movie recommendations for you. I think most of you will like both of them.

    First, is a real (Italian) gem: Call Me By Your Name starring Timothée Chalamet as ‘Elio’ and Armie Hammer as ‘Oliver.’ This movie, more than most others lately, did very well to ‘normalize’ gayness between a teen (17 y.o.) and his consensual desire (about 30 y.o. I think). Before you rag on this situation, watch this movie, it could easily change your mind. I won’t say any more about it and ruin the surprise for you. Just watch it if you can.

    It is the third and final installment in Guadagnino’s thematic Desire trilogy, following I Am Love (2009) and A Bigger Splash (2015).

    Another, potentially more interesting about to be released in March, is Love, Simon. Nick Robinson [as the older brother, ‘Zach’ in Jurassic World] plays the lead in this movie and he looks great. I’m looking forward to its release.

    1. Interesting that you liked it, given your feminist slant which you keep browbeating me over – because Call Me By Your Name is the biggest repudiation of feminism we have seen lately, with it’s completely non-verbal communication of consent.

      By feminist standards, young Elio didn’t say “yes” therefore he was abused – despite his obvious interest which drove the whole relationship. Look at the world around you, full of women saying they were so afraid to say “no”, so these women went ahead with having sex because it was easier than saying “no”, and now they claim their lives are ruined. This brouhaha is reducible to the real difference between males and females in sex drive and motivation, which feminism has sought to minimize. Yet you chastise me for saying that society’s whole swallow of feminist mores on sex is a major problem.

      You’re the one who supports the metoo crap in the name of feminism, and want to love Call My By Your Name at the same time – without seeing the cognitive dissonance in your viewpoint.

      1. “You’re the one who supports the metoo crap in the name of feminism

        No, I’ve never said anything like that. You’re confusing me with someone else. And you’re putting words in my mouth about what I said about that movie, which is very little, actually. This movie really has NOTHING to do with “feminism.” It’s about a burgeoning adult coming to terms with his sexual attraction — not “feminism.”

      2. “with it’s completely non-verbal communication of consent.”

        Consent doesn’t need to be actually verbalized just like thousands of other different “questions” are gestured in the affirmative — as well as a negative. And feminism doens’t have anything to do with many of these affirmative gestures.

    2. “This movie really has NOTHING to do with “feminism.” It’s about a burgeoning adult coming to terms with his sexual attraction — not “feminism.””

      Totally agree. It is such an irony that the only thing the film may have to do with the feminist movement is that it’s lead actor (Chalamet) donated all the earnings from his participation in an upcoming Woody Allen movie (A Rainy Day in New York) to organizations like Time’s Up and RAINN.

      Even more ironic to Wordworth’s accusations of “cognitive dissonance”, Chalamet will also donate part of his earnings to the LGBT center in New York. What do you think of that example of support to both women and queers Wordy?

  2. Thanks for the links guys.
    I have seen CMBYN and really loved it and I completely agree with Wordsworths view on the MeToo stuff from the feminists. Not saying it was ur views Penboy that needed challenging btw.
    I think people are starting to speak up and help reassure Joe public that the attention seeking of a few elites is not a good way of affecting social change.
    Roll on Jordan Peterson, I say LOL.

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