The first ‘Call Me By Your Name’ trailer shows a lot of gay love shown by straight actors


We reported some time ago that there is gonna be a gay love story. But as we see from the trailer, no gay actors were allowed to show it. Straight men were chosen to act the attraction to each other. And we know how hard it may be for them . Yesterday we told about Ben Affleck’s on-screen gay kiss which he believes to be one of the biggest acting challenges for him. The trailer for ‘Call me by your name’ shows the critically acclaimed, but sometimes controversial casting decision of Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet. Director Luis Guadagnino previously addressed the controversy over casting non-LGBT actors to play LGBT characters. “This film is about the blossoming of love and desire, no matter where it comes from and toward what. 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. I only cast the actors and actresses I fall in love with — truly having an emotion for them, an anticipation and enthusiasm when seeing them — and I believe that my emotional confidence in them blends into chemistry. It’s always been like that, and I hope I won’t be wrong in the future,” the director says.


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