Welcome to Queerty’s Looking Back 2017, an ongoing series featuring the best and brightest in queer entertainment that you may or may not have missed. Check back with us every day until New Years 2018 for a spotlight on all things entertaining magnificently queer.
Best use of fresh fruit: Call Me By Your Name
Who doesn’t enjoy a smooth, supple peach?
Or was it an apricot? We’re not totally sure. In either case, 2017’s best—and most ironic—use of the passion of fruit came from one of the year’s best films: Call Me By Your Name. The torrid coming of age/first love story of a young American teen living in Italy, Call Me features two fantastic performances from Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
The movie also features the most inventive and erotic use of a peach (or apricot) on record. As erotic feelings for Oliver (Hammer) begin to awake in Elio (Chalamet), Elio, like many warm blooded 17-year-olds, comes up with some creative ways of coping. One involves burying his head in Oliver’s used undies (who wouldn’t?), while the other involves penetrating a peach without the consent of the peach.
What were we saying?
The greater point: go see the movie, and have some canned peaches and some cream on hand for afterword. Or a Peaches Christ record.
Or dig into some peach cobbler…
Or send someone special a peach emoji…
Or groove out to the sensuous sounds of Peaches & Herb…
Or reflect on this quote about peaches from an old Pashtun folk song…
“There is a boy across the river with an ass like a peach/ but alas, I cannot swim.”
Um…what were we saying again?
Call Me By Your Name is in cinemas now.