isn't cmbyn about pedophilia disguised as romance?
NOOOO no no no on onoononoooo you could NOT be more WRONG!
first off i wanna make one thing clear. the country in which this takes place is italy. the protagonist is italian. the age of consent in italy is 14. the protagonist is 17, his love interest is 24.
now i will be the first person to get iffy about age gaps if they aren’t portrayed right. but it’s REALLY important that i stress that the dynamic of the relationship in call me by your name is NOT in ANY WAY unbalanced. there is no power play in the works. and it makes me so angry that people are spreading misinformation and saying that the 24 year old character of oliver is a pedophile, and are trying to boycott this amazing film.
without giving away much of the story, i’ll try to explain. i was talking to the friend i saw the film with after and we were so impressed and incredibly happy with the way the relationship was portrayed - most importantly that we didn’t feel at all uncomfortable watching it unfold on screen. these characters are CLEARLY in love. there is no manipulation taking place, no situation in which we felt oliver was trying to seduce or take advantage of elio (17 yo).
they fall in love before any physical relationship takes place, and oliver is actually the one more reluctant to start anything. when they finally engage physically, oliver asks for permission to kiss elio (to which elio answers with a firm yes, please).
at one point in the film, oliver asks elio if he’s felt pressured/unhappy/uncertain about what they’ve done physically, and elio says emphatically that no, he doesn’t regret it. consent is a huge part of the film.
on top of all of this, and i think this is SO important when discussing cmbyn (MINOR SPOILER) - is that elio’s parents know about the relationship. both of them know, and they actually suggest that elio go on a short holiday with oliver towards the end of the film.
so PLEASE please please don’t go tainting this film with words like ‘pedophilia’. it’s not at all like that. it’s not. there is an age difference but trust me when i say it is acknowledged and treated with delicacy.
Hello dear ~ since I’m new to the fandom Can I ask you if there’s anything to know about Timmy? ^^ I mean common knowledge, like, if his parents are famous too, if he’s still in school? dating anyone? 👀 or if we know his friends/group of friends? ^^ ( I know it sounds stalkerish said like that, but I’m used to fandom/actors/singers were friends are on the spotlight too and it’s all so funny etc ~ )
Hello there, sweetheart!
Nothing to worry about! I think there’s very little we know about Timmy (or maybe people know more than I do lol) What I know is that his parents aren’t really famous? I know that his mum was a former broadway dancer and that his dad works for UNICEF and that he has a sister. But that’s all I know about his family, really.
He went to the famous
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and gratuated 2013 and from there on he was acting minor roles and stuff.
I don’t think he’s dating anyone at the moment? And really, besides Armie and the CMBYN crew I don’t know anything about friends etc.
Wow, I sound like a fake fan but to be honest I didn’t do any research on him and just go with what comes next.
What I know is that he’s the cutest and most awkward little Timmy Tim and that I really do enjoy his performance in CMBYN. I’m really looking forward to his future and I think he’ll come so far. He’s really utterly gifted with talend in acting and yeah, that’s that :)
i mean im an adult, i guess, if that’s the word for it. a lot of things i used to care about i just say “Fuck It” and let go.
but it’s incredible to me that there’s still so many passages to my soul. how just a group of teenagers looking at me and laughing makes my teeth hurt. how someone’s comment sends me back to high school bullying. how i am constantly asking myself are they even really my friends?
i don’t know. i never throw myself birthday parties because my worst nightmare would be that nobody shows. i just wonder if there’s ever a time that your last insecurities let go. i’ve only ever found that kind of freedom at the honey lips of tequila. i want to be brave at two pm on a sunday. i want to actually not care what they say. i want to be the kind of witch that laughs through the burning.
Hey amy! I just lost my dog, so i've had a bad week. Got any cute headcanons about Dami and his numerous pets?
I’m going to go ahead and assume that Damian names his favorite bats from the cave, and since Damian’s record on pet names is all over the place– some of them (Goliath, Titus) are dignified, while others (Batcow, Spotty the rat from B&R 13) are definitely not– I imagine the bat names get pretty interesting.
Also Damian: Rita, Earl, Capitalism, Lemon, Bagel Bite
Alfred the cat has spyware in his collar. So far it’s been a useful and multipurpose investment, good for eavesdropping on both one’s family and unsuspecting criminals loitering in the parts of the city where a stray cat would go unnoticed. Conveniently, that is most of the city.
Titus sleeps at the end of Damian’s bed, for the death nightmares. It helps to have someone to hug.
There are also geese on the Manor grounds– they come in and out of the pond on the east side of the property– and Damian has been feeding them Cool Ranch Doritos for the past month as part of an experimental plot. That’s Tim’s brand of chips; if everything goes according to plan, the next time Tim takes a picnic lunch, he’ll be swarmed by expectant geese. It’s going to be hilarious.
Hi! May I request Red and Blue texting their paladins about confessing to each other? Like Blue's all supportive and telling Lance, "You're amazing. Of course he likes you." And Red's all "Just do it! Oh my god, do it and stop with the pining!" (PS: You're amazing. Thank you for this blog.)
(ok i kind of changed how you wanted red to react but i hope you still like this 💜 )
RED AND BLUE ARE IN LOVE IT IS CANON LMAO
(damn this is a long one but i hope it’s kind of what you were looking for :) )
Random suggestion but maybe you could make your OC have like a literal name? So like Midori means green, and Y'know Midoriya's hair is green so you could somehow correlate your OC's name with their quirk/appearance???
YOU’RE TELLING MIDORIYA’S NAME IS “MIDORIYA” BECAUSE.. HIS HAIR IS. GREEN?????????????!!!???!!?