Louis C.K.'s new movie, I Love You, Daddy , subtly normalizes pedophilia, sexual abuse, consent being debatable, and the use of power to coerce young women into sex, infers Alison Willmore of BuzzFeed. Knowing what we now do about Louis C.K.'s sexual harassment allegations it is quite simply unreleasable. It features and refuses to condemn a Woody Allen-like character that uses his fame to build a relationship with a 17-year-old girl. The whole movie seems to minimize Allen’s alleged and C.K.’s admitted crimes, creating nuance where there really should be none. It almost feels like C.K. is trying to defend and justify his unjustifiable actions.
Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy deserves to be released as it is a harsh critique of the Hollywood culture that has allowed the likes of Harvey Weinstein to get away with his sex crimes, holds Kyle Smith of National Review. Much less a form of justifying his own alleged sexual harassment, C.K. is almost confessing to his own guilt in being complicit in this world of abuse. In fact, the public backlash that he and his work are getting are highly disproportionate. The movie industry is full of men that did far worse things than him. I Love You, Daddy is a great window into the mentality behind so many horrible sexual abuses.