Statutory rape is not really rape according to the laws of consent in Call Me By Your Name and Quentin Tarantino when he’s talking about tipsy 13-year-olds. The peach scene in CMBYN was pure filth hiding behind arthouse symbolism and Tarantino is a poo person hiding behind Leonardo DiCaprio’s good name that hasn’t been marred by MeToo. Not yet at least. Sony has refused to comment officially on whether or not they will cancel the new Charles Manson movie they’re developing with Tarantino and DiCaprio as a star.
According to Tarantino’s agents at William Morris, DiCaprio is committed to the film and “we’re full steam ahead,” on track to start principal photography in June. And what studio is going to say no to a movie with DiCaprio committed to star? The plot reportedly involves a down-on-his-luck TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) looking for a comeback via spaghetti westerns; his stuntman is rumored to be either Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise. But both Polanski and Sharon Tate are (controversially) included in the movie (Margot Robbie is said to be in talks).
There’s clearly a conflict of interest going on here for women that wish to see the film. On one hand there’s a creep that openly supports the actions of Romain Polanski. Expressing your heartfelt belief that hammered 13-year-old girls deserved to be hammered by older men crosses a few lines. But on the other hand Leonardo is an actor most women see when they close their eyes and play with their vibrator. Will women do the right thing and boycott the Mason movie until it’s an official flop? Or is MeToo movement only utilized when it’s convenient and there’s a possible large sum to receive from a settlement? Find out next time on Hollywood selectively supports the darndest things.
Photo Credit: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Girlfriend Camila Morrone from Pacific Coast News