The weirdly obvious answer to Why on Earth would he include this scene? may be part of C.K. and other Hollywood sex offenders’ particular brand of predation. It seems they want to flaunt their misdeeds and get away with it. These men — C.K., Weinstein, Ratner — all have similar stories. They’ve jerked off in front of people who in no way asked for it. They’re the subway flashers from 1980s jokes, the creepy guy in the trench coat who wants you to see his shriveled, wizened wang. They want to make you see it because the discomfort is what gets them off. It’s a weird control they feel they have in the situation, dictating the terms and nature of the interaction, because the victim had no idea it was even going to happen.
Scumbags who get away with shit tend to flaunt it. Look at Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, both of whom have made movies featuring older men in sexual relationships with much younger women. Polanski made a movie called Tess about a teenage girl who’s raped by an older man. If that sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because Polanski was charged with raping a 13-year-old girl in 1977. Polanski later appeared in a Brett Ratner movie, wherein he gropes the main characters.
Woody Allen has damn near made his career out of confessing an inappropriate infatuation with underage girls (to say nothing of his actual relationship with his onetime stepdaughter). Manhattan features an adult in a relationship with a teen, as does his new, so far untitled movie, in which Jude Law has sex with a 15-year-old. Whatever Works featured Larry David with a young homeless girl, and Magic In The Moonlight featured a relationship between Colin Firth and Emma Stone.
Victor Salva, a convicted child molester, included molestation “jokes” in Jeepers Creepers 3, which next to nobody saw, but the fact it exists is still gross as hell. Hell, O.J. Simpson wrote a goddamn book called If I Did It. And bringing up O.J. is obviously an apples-and-oranges situation, but it’s the attitude after the fact, the need to continue to play it out and almost show off, that gets these guys off.