If you’ve read the book or seen the film of Call Me By Your Name, you’ll appreciate that the humble peach can be a fairly sexy piece of fruit.
Himeros.TV have been inspired by the work of Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer to re-imagine the peach scene, perhaps in the spirit intended by author André Aciman.
I caught up with Davey Wavey — the driving force behind Himeros.TV, to talk about the allure of the peach.
When you saw the film, did you immediately think that you wanted to give the peach scene the Himeros treatment?
I really enjoyed Call Me By Your Name. I think it was a brilliant film with some incredible acting. But compared to the novel, I think the peach scene missed the mark. In the novel, Oliver eats Elio’s cum-filled peach — which is really central to the story. It seemed like an important detail to leave out, so my wheels started turning. Creating our own explicit peach scene that pays tribute to the film while more closely mirroring the novel seemed like the perfect solution.
Any thoughts on re-imagining other scenes from the book?
The peach scene, in particular, stood out as something that could benefit from a little erotic re-imagining. While I don’t think we’ll tackle other scenes from Call Me By Your Name, I love the idea of paying tribute to other iconic films — but with more dicks, cum and eroticism.
Are peaches now officially the most erotic fruit for gay men?
Most definitely! I heard that there’s a fresh peach shortage, caused by the film. In fact, fans of Call Me By Your Name identify as ‘peaches’ and I just love it.
Ever incorporated any fruit into your sex life?
Food and sex are my two favorite things. But combining the two is a realm that’s still largely unexplored for me. I look forward to meeting a guy who will eat my peach.
What was your casting process for this scene?
For this scene, it was important to find sensual models who were able to embody the deep eroticism of the scene. Like Oliver and Elio, we also wanted to portray the age difference, so we looked for a pairing that would feel a bit inter-generational. Adam Ramzi makes a really sexy daddy figure, and Tom Bentley is very boyish. Watching the two connect was very sexy.
Inter-generational encounters always seem popular for fuelling the fantasies of gay men. Why do you think that is?
Thank God for daddy issues, right? Personally, I love a good daddy-son connection. Age is just such a fun variable to play with in erotica. It’s taboo, for one — anything that’s perceived to be naughty is even more exciting. Age is also another way to play with power. There’s just a lot to love.
Any other film tributes in the pipeline for Himeros?
Yes! Stay tuned.
Editors note: This is a suitable-for-work version of an article previously published on Mainly Male. If you want to see the photos that give us Elio’s peach love in all of it’s full-frontal nude glory, then check out the original article here.