We all know the scene. Elio — who is raging with the inimitable fervor of adolescence — lays down and gets to work relieving his boredom and sexual frustration in an, erm, interesting way. He jabs his fingers into a ripe peach and plucks out the pit, sunset-gold juice splattering across his chest and abdomen. Then Elio rolls the peach around in his hands while looking up at the ceiling. Is he really going to…? Before you can run out of the theater, Elio unbuttons his bermuda shorts and moves the peach down to his crotch.
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The ingenuity! In a revealing interview with Out , Guadagnino confesses that when he first read the peach scene in the novel Call Me by Your Name, he considered leaving it out of his adaptation completely. But then he decided to go Method by grabbing some fruit and giving it the old American Pie try. Guadagnino brought the good tidings to Chalamet, who plays year-old Elio—the one who ultimately has to use the peach in the film. But Chalamet evidently knew what a peach can do even before Guadagnino came to him. Alas, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Fruit—it turns out many peaches were harmed in the making of this film. But it was all in the name of art and love!
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If you have seen Call me by your name , you will remember the peach scene. Even if you have only heard about Call me by your name , you probably know about it. Not a common thing to be shown in a film, I guess.
Ever since the movie premiered more than a year ago at the Sundance film festival, people have been buzzing about that peach scene to the point it achieved near-legendary status before the film was even released to general audiences. Chalamet appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Of course, we are all secretly hoping there is a peach joke at the Oscars, and Kimmel took the chance to make sure his audience was familiar with the scene by asking Chalamet to describe it. Just look at Cameron Diaz! Heck, in a movie she had an intimate scene with a car windshield wiper, and her career remained totally fine maybe because no one actually saw The Counselor , but never the less.