Following allegations of sexual misconduct against Louis C.K. (allegations the comedian confirmed were true), his film I Love You, Daddy was quickly pulled from its release by distribution company The Orchard. Now comes word that C.K. plans to buy the film back, which might indicate the disgraced comedian and filmmaker intends to release it himself online, or perhaps bury it forever. Details about the I Love You, Daddy rights are below.
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Update 3: Louis C.K. has issued a statement where he says “These stories are true” and “I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.” You can read the full statement here.
Update 2: Netflix has canceled Louis C.K.’s second stand-up special. His first special for the streaming service arrived earlier this year.
Update: The Orchard has officially cancelled the release of I Love You, Daddy. Buzzfeed’s Alison Willmore has written an excellent article explaining just how toxic the film feels in the wake of the Louis C.K. allegations, so this decision is not a surprise. Whether the film remains in permanent limbo or not remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the stars of the film are distancing themselves from the project while HBO and FX, two of C.K.’s longtime collaborators, have released statements.
Our original story continues below.
In a new report from The New York Times, five women have come forward and accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, saying that he either masturbated in front of them or asked if he could. Rumors about the comedian’s inappropriate sexual behavior have swirled in the comedy world for years, but in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, these women were willing to come forward and go on the record about what happened to them.
Things are moving quickly. In the wake of these allegations, the New York premiere of C.K.’s movie I Love You, Daddy has been cancelled, and the distribution of that film is in jeopardy. Read more about the Louis CK allegations of sexual misconduct and how it could impact his new film below.
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Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Horror anthologies may be the best form of horror movie.
Seriously. If you start watching a lousy scary movie, you have to find it within yourself to endure 90-plus minutes of something you’re not enjoying. But an anthology, which divides the running time into a collection of different stories, keeps you on your toes. If you’re not enjoying the current storyline, just wait 15 minutes for the next one to start.
So the anthology structure of Southbound already has us interested in what this movie has to offer. A cool poster, an impressive trailer, and the online-in-an-official-capacity opening scene ensure that we’ll be checking this one out. You can watch the Southbound opening scene below.
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