Right before the Sundance Film Festival is set to begin, Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the worldwide rights to Call Me by Your Name, a gay love story directed by Italy’s Luca Guadagnino, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Call Me by Your Name is based on Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name and stars Armie Hammer as a 24-year old American scholar spending the summer of 1983 in Northern Italy, where he attracts the attention of a 17-year-old Jewish-American boy, played by Timothee Chalamet.
Guadagnino co-wrote Call Me by Your Name‘s screenplay with James Ivory and Walter Fasano. The film also contains original songs written and performed by Sufjan Stevens.
In a statement, SPC said, “Visually rich, stunning, deeply emotional and sensual, Call Me By Your Name confirms Luca Guadagnino as one of the world’s master filmmakers. It will be a privilege to bring the movie to audiences around the world.”
The film’s rating isn’t known yet, but the book involves several sexually explicit scenes that could raise the ratings board’s puritanical hackles if they end up in the finished cut.
In 1986 HBO tackled the subject of homosexuality in a high-school in the made for cable movie The Truth About Alex.
The Truth About Alex has all the trappings of an after-school special — the stern military dad, the gruff coach, peer-pressure anguish, the big game but lets remember that it was 1986 when this movie was made. and while it did try it fall flat for not ofering any romantic hope for Alex, whose less-than-uplifting connections with the gay community range from a fag-bashing at the hands of a closeted truck driver to a wistful conversation with a guy at a stereotypical gay bar but for its time it does make a painfully earnest plea for tolerance
*Canadian version c 58 min. US only 48 min. “This film has never been officially released on either VHS, CD or DVD.
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Ronnie Kroell best known for being on Bravo’s reality series Make Me a Supermodel and letting it all hang out in Playgirl stars in Breaking Glass Pictures gay thriller “Into the Lion’s Den”, which will be released on DVD December 6th, 2011.
Bored with the West Hollywood gay scene, best friends Michael (Ronnie Kroell), Johnny (Jessie Archer) and Ted have embarked on a cross-country road trip from LA to New York City. Though their friendship hits a few speed bumps along the way, the trio decides to have one last hurrah during their last night on the road. That’s when fate brings them to The Lion’s Den, a secluded backwoods bar where not everything is as it seems. As the three out-of-towners toast the end of their journey, someone at the bar is watching them, and setting a deadly trap. Now, as closing time draws near, a night of unspeakable horrors is about to begin…
“Into the Lion’s Den” premiered at the Reel Affirmations LGBT Film Festival and was an Official Selection at the Reeling 30 Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.