Incredibly Moving Coming-Out Stories Inspired by Books

Incredibly Moving Coming-Out Stories Inspired by Books

In honor of National Coming Out Day, here are four beautifully candid coming-out stories that were all inspired by readers’ literary experiences. Please read them either for inspiration, to learn, or to simply see how important the arts can be in shaping who we are.

Title, Release Date for ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel Revealed

Title, Release Date for ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel Revealed

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The novel Call Me By Your Name, written by André Aciman, was turned into the critically-acclaimed 2017 film starring Armie Hammer and Timotheé Chalamet. It followed the romantic relationship between seventeen-year-old Elio and twenty-four-year-old Oliver.   Fans of the book, as well as the film’s stars, have been clamoring for a sequel. Early in December, Aciman answered their prayers and tweeted that he was writing a new story.   I would actually love a sequel to Call Me by Your Name. In fact I am writing one. — André Aciman (@aaciman) December 4, 2018 Now, the title and publication date has …

André Aciman Announces ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel

André Aciman Announces ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel

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In January 2018, box offices saw the rise of a surprise smash hit—Call Me By Your Name, a film adaptation of an obscure queer bildungsroman. The story explores the summer romance between two lovers, each of whom is coming of age in his own distinct way. Elio, a teenager, is just discovering the world. Oliver, a graduate student, is still learning to inhabit it. In November 2017, just months before the adaptation, André Aciman‘s novel had sold only 618 copies. Now—over ten years after the novel’s publication—Aciman is writing a sequel.   Image Via Newnownextcom   Just this month, Aciman tweeted: “I …

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Wants Dakota Johnson for Sequel

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Wants Dakota Johnson for Sequel

Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino let slip a few nuggets of information regarding the upcoming sequel to the hit book adaptation in his New Yorker profile.    Guadagnino wants Dakota Johnson for the role of Armie Hammer’s character Oliver’s wife. Johnson and Guadagnino have worked together recently on films A Bigger Splash and Suspiria.   Image Via Zimbio   2017 Oscar-winner Call Me By Your Name was based on the novel of the same name by Andre Aciman, who has never penned a sequel, and so the upcoming film has no source material, and new characters are still being conceived.  …