Timothée Chalamet Talks About How Hard It Is To Be Alive Today in the Age of Social Media

Timothée Chalamet criticises the negative impacts of social media on society.

The Academy Award contender spoke candidly about feeling “intensely scrutinised” on Friday at the Venice Film Festival because of intense pressure from platforms.

He added at a press conference for the Venice Film Festival, “To be young now, and to be young whenever I can only speak for my generation — is to be intensely evaluated.”

The “Bones and All” actor said it was a “comfort to play characters” who grew up in a time long before platforms like Instagram and TikTok existed.” The movie is set in the 1980s, before the all-pervasive development of social media.

The 26-year-old continued, “I can’t even begin to picture what it was like to grow up without the barrage of social media.” And it was a comfort to play characters who are struggling inside without having access to Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok to help them find their place in the world.

The New York celebrity continued by asserting that social media could cause a “societal breakdown.”


Without passing judgement, you can find your tribe there, but in my opinion, it’s difficult to survive in this day and age, Chalamet remarked. Without sounding arrogant, “I believe that society breakdown is in the air, or at least it smells like it,” and “that’s why hopefully movies important, because that’s the responsibility of the artist… to put a light on what’s going on.”

Chalamet and Taylor Russell play two cannibalistic lovers who “come together on a thousand-mile voyage, which takes them through the back roads, hidden tunnels, and trap doors of Ronald Reagan’s America” in the Luca Guadagino-directed film “Bones and All.”

Following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, the movie earned a standing ovation that lasted almost ten minutes.

On November 23, the romantic horror movie about adolescence will be released in theatres.

the trailer is below.

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