Something that was glaringly missing in the Oscar-winning film Call Me by Your Name was any sort of full-frontal nudity, and screenwriter James Ivory has called out director Luca Guadagnino about his decision to not include scenes that featured it.
Guadagnino has said in past interviews that he called his decision to not include any nudity from its stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet "irrelevant". It's something that Ivory, who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film, disagreed with as he mentioned that he discussed this issue with Guadagnino at length.
“When Luca says he never thought of putting nudity in, that is totally untrue,” he told The Guardian. “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 bulls**t."
“When people are wandering around before or after making love, and they’re decorously covered with sheets, it’s always seemed phoney to me. I never liked doing that. And I don’t do it, as you know.”
“To me, that’s a more natural way of doing things than to hide them, or to do what Luca did, which is to pan the camera out of the window toward some trees.”
It may not have been Guadagnino's total decision, as reports suggest that full-frontal nudity was barred in both Hammer and Chalamet's contract.