Will the new film Call Me By Your Name do for peaches what American Pie did for apple pie?
The drama premiered at Sundance Film Festival and includes a scene in which a 17-year-old masturbates with a cut-open peach.
The teen, played by Timothée Chalamet, then gets a visit from His 24-year-old tutor (Armie Hammer) who then tastes the peach.
The two then have sex.
Fans of the 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman have long considered the peach to be the most erotic scene in a book filled with intense sex scenes.
But it was not known if the peach scene would make the film version.
After seeing it, Daily beast writer Kevin Fallon describes the scene this way: ‘Imagine the infamous American Pie scene, but with dignity, emotional truth, and a semblance of relatability. But, you know, a guy still fucks a fruit.’
Chalamet tells Variety that he and Hammer immediately hit it off.
‘I haven’t had a friendship like that with someone that I’d worked with,’ said the 21 year old actor. ‘There was something about being plucked from our respective areas and being brought to this small town in Italy where we really had to depend on each other. This wasn’t the plan, but we became such good friends that it made the chemistry onscreen palpable, because we really did like each other in real life.’
For his part, Hammer was just as fond of his co-star.
‘… I fell in love with Timmy in the process of making the movie,’ he tells The Hollywood Reporter.
‘He’s fucking terrific and he’s also an incredible actor, so I had all of that. It was just this great experience where I think we all, in the process of making this movie, got that experience of that one summer where we were there and everything was perfect.’