The New Yorker film critic Richard Brody takes a very tough line on the new and still-unreleased film by the comedian Louis C.K. The New York debut of the film, "I Love You, Daddy," was cancelled after the New York Times published about C.K.'s harassment of women. Brody had seen the film and wrote a detailed analysis of it in his blog for the magazine. He wrote,
On Friday morning, the film distributor The Orchard announced that it was cancelling the release of Louis C.K.’s new movie, “I Love You, Daddy,” in light of a Times story, published on Thursday, in which five women described C.K.’s past sexual misconduct. (In a statement released after the Times story came out, C.K. acknowledged that the allegations are true.) The decision to cancel the release of the film is welcome; ”I Love You Daddy”—which Louis C.K. directed, edited, wrote, and stars in—is a disgusting movie that should never have been acquired for distribution in the first place.