Chloë Grace Moretz Thinks Her Shelved Louis C.K. Film 'Should Just Go Away'

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Chloë Grace Moretz is currently promoting The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan’s film about a teen sent to a gay conversion camp after she’s caught making out with another girl. At the New York Times, Moretz discusses her role and why she was drawn to it—but she also talks about I Love You, Daddy, the Louis C.K.-written and -directed film in which Moretz costars, but which was shelved in November, a week after the Times published a piece in which five women accused C.K. of sexual misconduct.

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Plenty of actors would be disappointed by that fact—that their work got deep-sixed by no fault of their own—but Moretz is rather sanguine about the whole thing. Asked by writer Kathryn Shuttuck whether Moretz thinks I Love You Daddy should eventually be released (C.K. is reportedly trying to repurchase the rights), the young actor is firm within her answer:

No, I don’t think it should be. I think it should just kind of go away, honestly. I don’t think it’s time for them to have a voice right now. Of course, it’s devastating to put time into a project and have it disappear. But at the same time, this movement is so powerful and so progressive that I’m just happy to be in communication with everyone and to see the big change in the face of the industry, which I think is very, very real.

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“I don’t think it’s time for them to have a voice right now” is a clear-eyed statement about the conundrum our culture seems to have about whether artists who are accused of abuse or misconduct should be quieted. Abuse of power has defined the entertainment industry for as long as it has existed, and so now that some of that abuse is coming to light, perhaps it is time for the accused to take a time out or two and ponder their behavior, rather than... you know... dropping art-house dramedies about an aging male director who’s into underage girls, shot in black-and-white in homage to Woody Allen? Just a thought! Read more of Moretz’s interview about Cameron Post, a film that does deserve a voice right now, at the Times.

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BurnersPermit

This is off topic but the title of the movie made me think of it: dads are bullshit. Sure, maybe not all dads, but what the hell happened to men that almost none of my friends or the people I work with talk to their dads, or even if they do, they don’t like it. Especially since the orange crust was elected, I’ve had multiple people (men and women) tell me that they don’t respect their father anymore. Have you seen dads on facebook? Terrible! My own dad is especially bullshit, which is not a new development. I had to block my boyfriend’s dad on instagram because he is so bullshit. 

Look, if you have a great dad, cherish that shit, because almost nobody I know even remotely likes their dad.