Last November, Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy premiere was cancelled just hours before it was set to begin. The reason – revealed later that day in a New York Times article – was an accusation of sexual misconduct by five women, who claimed that the writer/director/star of the film had abused his power and put them in uncomfortable sexual situations.
Following the cancellation of the premiere, distributors The Orchard announced that they would not continue with the release of I Love You, Daddy – which, btw, was based around a relationship between a 17 year old girl and a 68 year old filmmaker.
Now, C.K.’s co-star, Chloe Grace Moretz, has also spoken out about the film’s distribution, revealing that she agrees with the decision for it to remain unreleased. “I think it should just kind of go away, honestly,” she toldThe New York Times on Friday.
“I don’t think it’s time for them to have a voice right now,” she continued, presumably talking about the predatory men that have been revealed, in part, by the #MeToo movement. “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.”
Moretz is now playing a leading role in Desiree Akhavan's gay-conversion-based drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post.