Armie Hammer defends gay age-gap love in Call Me By Your Name: ‘The age of consent in Italy is 14’.
Although Rolling Stone just called it, “Steamy Tale of First Love Is Sexiest Film of 2017”, many are taking fire at the movie in the midst of the “sexual harassment moment” the country is gripped and battling with right now.
Armie Hammer wants you to know this isn’t a Kevin Spacey tale: “The younger guy goes after the older guy. The dynamic is not older predator versus younger boy”
“We weren’t trying to make some salacious, predatory movie,” Hammer told The Hollywood Reporter. “The age of consent in Italy is 14. So, to get technical, it’s not illegal there. Whether I agree with that or not, that’s a whole ‘nother Oprah, you know?”
The critically-acclaimed romance follows the gay love affair between 17-year-old Elio and 20-something Oliver. Timing is everything. And the timing of this movie couldn’t be worse.
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