It’s been a big year for LGBT cinema and rounding off a trio
of must-see queer movies after The Misandrists and God’s Own Country is Luca Guadagnino’s
Call Me By Your Name – a sweeping gay romance set against a backdrop of 80s
fashion and the stunning sun-soaked countryside of northern Italy.
Already hotly tipped as an Oscar contender, it’s the
concluding chapter of Guadagninos so-called Desire trilogy alongside the
similarly steamy and Italy-set I Am Love (2009) and A Bigger Splash (2015) and
tells the tale of the passionate affair between 17-year-old Elio and the older
American student Oliver who comes to stay with his family over a long, hot
The sex scenes are more sensual than graphic, but there is a
memorable scene involving Elio and a peach that’ll have you looking at the
fruit and veg section in the supermarket in a whole different light.