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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Gets a Happy Ending in This Reworked Clip: WATCH

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Oscar-nominated Call Me By Your Name left many viewers wanting with its bittersweet final scenes, so here’s a reworked version  (above) that may appease those who demand their endings be infused with saccharine sweetness.

Of course, there may actually be more stories to tell about these characters.

Back in October, we reported that Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino was considering a sequel to the film based on the Andre Aciman novel, and he recently let The Hollywood Reporter in on a few additional details of the plot turns he’s considering.

Aciman’s novel takes place in 1987 at the height of the AIDS crisis. Guadagnino told THR that he shifted the timeframe of the film back to 1983, close to the time that the HIV virus was discovered.

The sequel, Guadagnino said, would make the AIDS crisis “a very relevant part of the story.”

Reported THR:

“I think Elio [Timothee Chalamet] will be a cinephile, and I’d like him to be in a movie theater watching Paul Vecchiali’s Once More,” a 1988 film about a man who falls in love with a man after he leaves his wife, which was the first French movie to deal with AIDS. “That,” said Guadagnino, “could be the first scene [in the sequel].”

To justify his idea of a Before Sunrise sort of film trilogy, Guadagnino cites the final 40 pages of Aciman’s novel, which look ahead to the next 20 years in the lives of Elio and Oliver.

Added Guadagnino: “In my opinion, Call Me can be the first chapter of the chronicles of the life of these people that we met in this movie.”

Back in October, Dark Horizons reported:

Guadagnino, appearing at the BFI London Film Festival, spoke of his sequel plans during a Q&A: “I want to do a sequel because Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel – they are all gems. The texture we built together is very consistent. We created a place in which you believe in the world before them. They are young but they are growing up.”

The sequel would be set seven years later and Guadagnino says his ideal scenario would be for the second film to be made for a 2020 release. This would put Chalamet about the same age as his character, while Hammer would be just two years older (as opposed to five years older like in the first).

In the original book, Elio and Oliver meet up 15 years later in the United States with Oliver now married with a wife and children. Guadagnino says unlike the book, Elio’s character won’t necessarily turn out to be gay: “I don’t think Elio is necessarily going to become a gay man. He hasn’t found his place yet. I can tell you that I believe that he would start an intense relationship with Marzia [Esther Garrel’s character] again.”

In other Call Me By Your Name news, Pitchfork reports that Sufjan Stevens will be performing the Best Original Song-nominated “Mystery of Love” at the 2018 Oscars.

(h/t boy culture)

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Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Booed After Winning Texas Girls Title

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Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs was booed and cheered after winning the Texas girls’ Class 6A 110-pound (49kg) division on Saturday.


Beggs defeated Chelsea Sanchez of Katy Morton Ranch High School. He defeated Sanchez last year for the title as well.

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The Star-Telegram reports:

When he won that title roughly a year ago, his victory was greeted with a smattering of boos, but those were quickly drowned out by cheers. Ones which grew louder when Trinity coach Travis Clark put the gold medal around Beggs’ neck.

A few years ago, Beggs began his transition from female to male. To help with the process,Beggs underwent low-level shots of testosterone. According to the UIL, since the testosterone comes from a physician, it is not considered a banned substance.

Beggs has previously stated he’d prefer to compete in the boys division, but UIL rules mandate participants must compete against the gender that appears on their birth certificate.

In April, a Texas judge dismissed a lawsuit that aimed to ban Beggs from competing in the University Interscholastic League (UIL).

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Trump Makes Up His Own FOX News Quote to Attack Top Democrat Adam Schiff

President Donald Trump mangled a quote from a Fox News anchor in an attack on Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. In a tweet late Saturday, Trump claimed to have quoted a Fox News report by Molly Line, who was describing a Democrat memo rebutting GOP claims of surveillance abuses by…


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Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy Reflect on the Mike Pence Feud, the Boyfriend Kiss, and More: WATCH

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Out Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy sat down with the TODAY show on Friday to reflect on their Olympic experience. The pair not only developed a lifelong friendship in PyeongChang, they made headlines every single day they were there.

Rippon was asked about the squabble with Vice President Mike Pence and the phone call he refused to take.

Said Rippon: “I feel that Mike Pence doesn’t stand for anything that I was taught when I grew up. And I think that it’s important if you’re given the platform to speak up for those who don’t have a voice. And I was offered a phone call with the vice president that I decided not to take before the Games….I didn’t take the phone call because I needed to focus on the competition.”

Rippon said he would “totally” take the phone call now.

Asked if “we’ve all made too much” of the Pence drama, Rippon replied: “I think there’s a lot being made of it because people still on some level have a problem.”

Added Kenworthy: “My boyfriend and I had a kiss at the bottom of the contest and people were like, ‘we get it, we don’t need to see it though. I don’t care what you do it behind closed doors, but don’t put it in my face.’ And it’s kind of like, my entire life – in movies and commercials, in public – everywhere you see straight heterosexual love and that’s completely fine because it’s normal, but us also showing the same type of affection isn’t shoving it in your face, it’s just existing.”


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This 83-Year-Old Man Just Made His Gay Adult Film Debut


In December, YouTuber Davey Wavey took his interest in sex to new places on the web, launching a site called Himeros ( – work-unfriendly) where he hopes to “use the vehicle of porn to teach gay men about sexual exploration, connection and ecstasy.”

This week he introduced a video that is making quite a splash. It features 83-year-old Norm, “a sacred intimate, advanced Tantrica, and minister of erotic education,” making his porn debut in a scene that also features Blake Mitchell and Joey Mills.

Says Davey: “I understand that most people aren’t accustomed to seeing an 83 year old in an erotic film. Most of us aren’t accustomed to thinking about our elders in a sexual context at all. It’s why people laugh at Betty White’s comedy. If she were 20 or 30, her sex jokes wouldn’t work in the same way; the humor is only funny coming from the mouth of a 96 year old. The implication is that seniors don’t think about sex, aren’t sexy and surely aren’t having sex. Of course, none of that is true. Seniors, just like everyone else, think about sex.”

As a companion to the clip, Davey released a short video interview with Norm, which features some of Norm’s wisdom on aging:

“Life is a balance of listening reverently to people who have age and experience, but use your own age and experience to test, ‘does that ring true in my heart?’ So, if you’re getting old enough to ask questions, then you’re old enough to begin to trust yourself to be able to hear the answers when they come and to know whether the answers are truth or somebody’s well-meaning but well-placed propaganda.”

And on sex: “The French word for orgasm is ‘le petit mort’, the little death. I die to this uptight and anxious being, and that is a metaphor or an analogy for that ultimate surrender into what is, the truth of what really is, and if we can get loose from moral a priori judgments, judgments before the fact, and get into testing it out and see ‘does it work?’, then we wouldn’t have to worry about all the rules and regulations.”

Check it out here.

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Toronto Serial Killer Charged with Murder of Sixth Man

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A landscaper accused of killing Toronto gay men was charged Friday with a sixth murder after human remains found hidden in large planters were matched to a missing person. Bruce McArthur, 66, was arrested in January following an investigation into the disappearances of two men from a predominantly gay neighborhood in downtown Toronto last year, which…


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British Men Arrested For Verbally Assaulting Gay Couple on Vacation Flight to Spain

Spanish police have arrested three British men who allegedly continuously harassed a gay couple on a flight from the UK to Gran Canaria.

The couple were also verbally assaulted on a transport bus to the baggage terminal.

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The couple filed a complaint. Police were able to identify the suspects based on CCTV footage and ticket information at the airport.

IBT reports:

The accused are all British citizens aged between 25 and 28-years-old, identified only as RDJ, LW, KT.

The trio were arrested on 9 February at a popular tourist destination – Playa del Ingles – on the south of the Spanish island.

They are accused of breaching fundamental human rights in the form of discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Telde guard, which has jurisdiction in Gran Canaria, is investigating the matter further.

Gran Canaria, the second most populous island in the Canary archipelago, is a popular holiday destination for many Europeans, especially Britons. Playa del Ingles is not the classiest of destinations.

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