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Published Time: 30.04.2024 - 20:02:21 Modified Time: 30.04.2024 - 20:02:21

Freeman compared the film to Schindler’s List, the 1993 drama industrialist Oskar Schindler, who protected the Jewish employees of his factory from being persecuted by the Nazis during World War II. Jenna Ortega


Though Ortega has not publicly spoken on the discourse their age difference, Freeman defended the film, claiming it does not glamorise the relationship it depicts.

The dramedy stars Ortega as 18-year-old Cairo Sweet, a college student who strikes up a flirtatious relationship with writer and professor Jonathan Miller (Freeman). Their relationship comes to a head after she writes a sex story for a writing assignment in his class.

Freeman compared the film to the 1993 drama industrialist Oskar Schindler, who protected the Jewish employees of his factory from being persecuted by the Nazis during World War II.

“Are we gonna have a go at Liam Neeson for being in a film the Holocaust?” Freeman told .

According to Kristina Arjona, the intimacy co-ordinator who worked on the film, Ortega was “very sure of what she wanted to do” when filming intimate scenes with Freeman.

She added, “I’m hyper aware of both of my talent and making sure that we’re consistently checking in and that at no point are any of their boundaries being surpassed. And again, making sure – especially with someone who’s significantly younger – that they are giving continuous consent.”

Shortly after Arjona made headlines with that interview, the Screen Actors Guild set new guidelines banning intimacy co-ordinators from discussing their work without express approval from the actors involved.

The new standards state, “Intimacy co-ordinators should maintain the confidentiality of an actor’s work and experience in performing highly sensitive scenes unless they have the actor’s permission to publicly share this information. The public release of details an actor’s scene work or confidences entrusted to the intimacy co-ordinator without the performer’s consent is unacceptable.”

Violating these new guidelines could put intimacy co-ordinators at risk of being removed from the Guild’s registry.

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