What If “Call Me By Your Name” Was An ’80s Teen Sex Comedy?

“License To Drive in Northern Italy.”

Call Me By Your Name was one of the most acclaimed movies of 2017—and even took home Best Adapted Screenplay for James Ivory. But maybe it would have broken box-office records with a little tweak to its advertising campaign.

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A hilarious YouTube clip reframes the coming-of-age romance as a 1980s teen sex comedy, complete with horny teens and a deep-voice narrator. It’s like if Porky’s was set on the Italian coast.
 

As much as we love the Fast Times at Ridgemont High approach, We doubt it’s the angle director Luca Guadagnino will take in his planned sequel, which wiill see Ellio and Oliver reunite a few years later in the U.S.

“I’m already conceiving the story with [author] André Aciman, and it’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards,” Guadagnino told USA Today. “It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone.”

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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