Thursday, June 16, 2016

Peach of the Day

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Okay so if you have read Andre Aciman's book Call Me By Your Name by now -- and I've been telling you to get on that, for goodness sake! -- then this is going to make you very very excited. As you probably know Luca Guadagnino is making a movie version of the book -- we have been on top of it! -- that stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and it's currently filming in Italy. 

Well the film's casting-director Stella Savino has had one of the several Instagram accounts worth following from the set and this morning she posted the above image of a t-shirt that the Art Department designed to memorialize the film's shoot and -- this is where your knowledge of the book comes in -- it has the peach!

THE PEACH!!! 

I won't spoil it for those of you who don't know but most of us who have read the book weren't sure if the peach was going to make it into the movie (what happens with the peach is... something we haven't seen on a movie screen before) but this gives us some hope that the scene will actually be in the film. And where there's hope, there's hope! I hope, I hope, I hope.

And Armie himself posted that picture yesterday - he's posing with Guadagnino on the right and in the center is the mayor of the Italian town where they're filming. 
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14 comments:

Bismark said...

Oh my God... (O_O) That scene was something! It took sex-games to a whole new level.

I'm still on the fence here, because I'm not sure if Timothée and Armie will go all the way...

(^▽^)

Anonymous said...

someone please spoil the peach thing.... I've so behind on all the books I already have, there's no way I'll read the book before the film comes out

guitreehill said...

I wanna read the book but I'm broke and I couldn't find any free ebooks, so please can someone spoil or even better, give us the peach scene so I know what happens?

JA said...

Okay I will spoil it here in the comments -- LOOK AWAY IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE SPOILED...


In the book Elio (the younger character played by Timothee Chalamet in the film) lives on an estate that grows these great big beautiful peaches. like freakishly big, supposedly. Anyway he's lusting after Oliver, the older dude summering at his house (played by Armie Hammer) and looks over and sees one of these peaches and thinks how much it looks like Oliver's ass. (They have already hooked up at this point). So Elio takes the peach to his bedroom and (think American Pie) fucks the thing. After he cums he sets the peach, full of jism, onto his dresser, at which point Oliver comes into his room and sees what Elio has done, and Oliver proceeds to eat the peach full of cum.

It sounds weird! It is weird! But it's also pretty sexy too. But how can that possibly work on screen? What works on the page often doesn't translate to visuals -- making Armie Hammer eat a cummy peach could end up being campy as fuck.

James said...

I feel bad, but I had to stop reading the book at that point. It was just too much. Still looking forward to the movie though.

guitreehill said...

Damn. I need that scene to be in the movie. Don't know how but I do.

tanpoffel said...

@JA what's wrong with campy as fuck?! We'll take it!

Derreck said...

I kind of clutched my pearls seeing that peach pic.

(As if I haven't actually seen or done worse.)

But I also have to wonder if they will put in that bathroom scene because even I thought that was way too weird.

JA said...

I would also just like to go on the record that I do not want the bathroom scene to make it into the movie. The peach scene is plenty. The bathroom scene is TOO FAR

Derreck said...

AGREED. It took me a solid 10 minutes to decide that I wasn't misinterpreting what I was reading.

guitreehill said...

Okay but now I must ask... what is the bathroom scene?

Anonymous said...

OMG, I read it so long ago that I don't remember the bathroom scene. Maybe I should read it for a third time?

But also: I want that shirt.

Jonathan said...

I'm at the mid way point in the book and I just keep imagining the movie! I can't wait!

Brad said...

The peach scene was sexy. The bathroom scene was a grave misstep in what is otherwise a pretty perfect novel.