Call Me By Your Name director will create queer coming-of-age show

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Luca Guadagnino, the director of Call Me By Your Name is looking to bring his work to television for a change. Observer is reporting that Guadagnino is working on a queer coming-of-age series, directing the first two episodes (at least) and writing scripts with a pair of co-writers. The series has the tentative title We Are Who We Are and is set in Italy. The show centres on Fraser and Caitlin, a pair of teenagers discovering themselves while living on a military base.

One detail from this report stands out: “Fraser is actually missing his friend from home, Mark, while also developing an innocent romantic connection with an older soldier named Jason.” While that’s not exactly a Call Me By Your Name redux, it does seem like there might be some thematic connection between Guadagnino’s highest-profile film to date and his biggest TV foray yet.

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  1. “The series has the tentative title We Are Who We Are and is set in Italy.”

    Great title and very appropriate that it’s set in Italy ……. hopefully right in the Vatican’s face — and deservedly so.

  2. I look forward to it, I hope he’ll feature gay people this time, not just straight actors playing gay, no offense to the excellent Timothée Chalamet.

    On a similar note, 29-year old Canadian prolific and gifted director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the farm, Laurence Anyways, Only the End of the World, I Killed my Mother, Imaginary Love, Adele’s Hello video clip, 2.4 billion views on YouTube! and the even better Indochine’s College Boy video) announced today on the radio his 2 new movies “My Life with John F. Donovan” (to release mid March) and “Matthias & Maxime” (to release later this year.)

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0230859/

    1. “not just straight actors playing gay, no offense to the excellent Timothée Chalamet.”

      Talk about “confusion” —- he [“Elio”] is in the process of starting a gay relationship, and then quite obviously shows an impressive erection while kissing his [French?] “girlfriend” — to the point of having to quite visually press his erection downward to attempt to hide it [there was no hiding that!].

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