I expect simple behaviours here. Friendship, and love. Any advice should be from the perspective of the person asking, not the person giving! We have had to make new membership moderated to combat the huge number of spammers who register
Registered: September 2009
The first trailer for highly-anticipated gay romance Call Me By Your Name has arrived after the film received rave reviews at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Set in the Italian region of Lombardy in the 1980s, it charts the secret gay love affair between a 17-year-old boy (played by Timothée Chalamet) and 24-year-old student (Armie Hammer) while spending the summer together with the teen's family.
Directed by Luca Guadagnino, it's an adaptation of André Aciman's 2007 seminal novel.
However, the director defended his decision to cast straight actors in the roles during an interview earlier this year.
"This film is about the blossoming of love and desire, no matter where it comes from and toward what," Guadagnino told The Hollywood Reporter. "So I couldn't have ever thought of casting with any sort of gender agenda.
"I think people are so beautiful and complex as creatures that as much as I am fascinated with gender theory -- I've studied [American gender theorist] Judith Butler for so long -- I prefer much more never to investigate or label my performers in any way."
Call Me By Your Name will be in cinemas from 27 October in the UK and 24 November in the US.
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Registered: March 2017
If you've read the book, or another Aciman book, Enigma Variations, then one might consider how labeling the characters' sexuality goes beyond what Aciman is going for in his stories. I just hope the movie comes close to how good the book is.