‘Call Me By Your Name’ Screenwriter Calls Out Director Of The Film For Lack Of Nudity

Published On March 28, 2018 » 415 Views» By Z-rowe »

89-year-old screenwriter James Ivory might have won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ but that doesn’t mean he’s 100% happy with how the movie looked on screen.

During an interview with The Guardian, he called out the film’s director Luca Guadagnino for not putting more nudity in the movie.

“When Luca says he never thought of putting nudity in, that is totally untrue. He sat in this very room where I am sitting now, talking about how he would do it, so when he says that it was a conscious aesthetic decision not to — well, that’s just bullsh–.”

You see, Ivory believes it’s unrealistic to never see frontal nudity in the movie because people don’t just walk around covered in sheets after having sex.

“When people are wandering around before or after making love, and they’re decorously covered with sheets, it’s always seemed phony to me. I never liked doing that. And I don’t do it, as you know. According to Luca, both actors had it in their contract that there would be no frontal nudity.”

Well, if a lack of penis is his only complaint about the movie, then I’d say Luca did a pretty great job overall. I mean, you can’t say the film wasn’t successful. It was nominated for several awards, received great reviews from critics, and it was in my top three films of 2017, ’cause I know everyone cares about that.

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