RuPaul Addresses Call Me By Your Name In New Interview
Actor / performer / singer-songwriter / fashion icon / just plain icon RuPaul is perennially one of the best things about gay culture, and this year the hit indie flick Call Me By Your Name was one of the best things about gay culture, so when the two worlds collided in a recent interview with IndieWire, people took notice! Being anointed with the approval of Mama Ru is not unlike have Jesus herself give you two thumbs up, and now, in addition to boasting award season attention and countless glowing critical reviews, Call Me By Your Name can print "Mama Ru Approved " on its DVD cover!
RuPaul, it turns out, is a huge fan of the movie, and was even moved to tears. Here's what he has to say:
It’s so beautiful. I loved it so much. That last scene in the movie, it just tears me apart.
I hope he [Chalamet] gets the Oscar. I hope he does. Beautiful, beautifully done.
He specifically praises one of the flick's most moving scenes - Elio's (Chalamet) heart-to-heart with his father:
The movie is all about that scene with the father. I wish that he had gotten nominated for an Oscar. That Michael Stuhlbarg, since ‘A Simple Man’ he’s been in every single movie that’s ever been produced. He is amazing, and that scene with him at the end of the movie is perfection. That’s what it’s all about, that’s what the whole movie is all about. So gorgeous.
Call Me By Your Name has not been without its skeptics in the gay community - many of whom point to the fact that the film omits an actual sex scene in favor of passionate but less explicit encounters between gay lovers Elio (Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer.) Others feel that hopefully within the next five thousands years we can, for the most part, have gay actors play gay characters. But Name is truly a transformative flick, and its so wonderful to hear RuPaul's glowing praise of the movie and its actors. Do you agree with RuPaul on this one, or are you saying Call Me... Maybe. Let us know in the comments!