Call Me By Your Name movie review (kinky perspective)

If you haven’t heard, this is the breakout movie of the year, and I just saw it last night.  It’s a coming of age story of a boy’s first crush, and I was so moved, I’m writing about it right now for today’s post.  I’ll be splitting this into two parts:  a general and spoiler free-review, and a spoiler-free kinky perspective.

First, the spoiler-free review.  I can say that this movie takes you right back to the time in high school or college (or perhaps your current situation, depending on your age) where you pined for your first male crush, and all the confusing yet passionate feelings you experience that make your heart race.  The movie is very slow paced, but that’s intentional.    The performances are amazing all around, and you may have heard about a remarkable monologue by the father at the end.  It really is incredible.  Even more moving is the incredible ending shot that will stay with you a long time.

On the downside, I do feel the actors come across as older than the characters they play (17 and I believe 23, respectively… they both seem much older).  Also, a few have criticized the movie for note being more explicit in the love-making scenes.  I argue that the movie is more about the emotional passion than the physical one.  To me, the love scenes had enough of a sensuality that I was satisfied.  But your own opinion may vary. 

But really, these are very nit-picky points.  The movie overall is remarkable, and a fantastic telling of a first love.

Now, on the kinky side of things for you fellow perverts:  as I already stated, the love making scenes are more muted.  And there’s no bondage to speak of.  However, the famous peach scene is included, and is tastefully (no pun intended) done.  If you don’t know what I mean, you’ll enjoy a pleasant surprise when you see the movie.  It’s not really that kinky by our standards, but it is pretty kinky for a mainstream(ish), Oscar contender movie.

Fortunately, there is quite a bit of feet and bare chests.  The twink-ish lead, Timothee Chalamet (and while he plays 17, he’s actually 20 in real life) spends well over half the movie shirtless, in shorts only, and is frequently barefoot.  And you do even get a fair amount of sole shots–and most surprisingly, a foot massage from Arnie Hammer (while the feet are not front and center, he ends it by giving the top of his foot a quick peck kiss!).  As for Arnie Hammer, he’s not shirtless as often, but still quite an amount, and if he’s not shirtless, his shirt is either unbuttoned half-way down or open entirely.  He is barefoot a bit, but you don’t get as many good looks, especially his soles.  One okay shot, though there are a couple of good shots of his tops.  One is seen with his foot in the pool, and it lingers for quite a while.  Towards the end of the movie, they play footsie with their tops, and it’s actually quite sensual.  When this movie comes out on DVD, there will be quite a bit to screen cap.

I’m including the trailer below.  It’s more of a slow paced emotional journey… but if you’re patient with it, I think you’ll enjoy it.  And some good feet and shirtlessness as a bonus.

 

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