SJW mag offers ‘DEEPLY disturbing’ defense of film romanticizing sex between man and teen boy
Affinity Magazine, which bills itself as “the first social justice platform that directly caters to teens,” has weighed in on “Call Me By Your Name,” the controversial new film which revolves around a sexual relationship between a 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy. According to “high school teenager” Fernando Reyes, people who are rightfully creeped out by the idea of such a relationship are all bent out of shape over nothing. See, in Italy, the age of consent is 14, which makes this all totally OK:
All you haters back off, because this story is, like, so totally romantic and stuff:
In three days, I found myself finishing the book Call Me By Your Name. Not going to lie, I found it an absolutely magniloquent book that, because of the authenticity, finds a way to pull at the heartstrings. I connected with it because of Elio’s overbearing lust, his need for romance, sexuality, for his almost oblivious approach to his intelligence, his wisdom. Elio is my age during this summer tryst with Oliver and as a gay man myself, that does something to me, to know that a character out there carries himself with such poise and unrestrained lust. The book is one cornucopia of Elio’s desires. He’s discovering a part of himself that had previously been slightly opened but not entirely welcomed. That, above everything, speaks to me, but of course, some antagonistic conversation about the age gap always finds itself knocking at your door.
Those often ignorant conversations can be slightly maddening at times for me because I am one who has invested time and thought into a book that is an incredible representation for the community, particularly for bisexuals in same-sex relationships. This is a success in all shapes and forms.
Magniloquent! A cornucopia of desires!
Barf. It’s not romantic; it’s creepy. And the fact that Affinity, “written by teens for teens,” is pushing this kind of crap creates a whole new level of disturbing.