Susan Kemp is a film writer from Boulder, Colorado. She covers indie film for PopMatters and The 405, and she previously wrote for The Huffington Post, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Savannah Magazine, WayTooIndie.com, 303Magazine.com, and Unrecordedmu.com. She's the president of the Boulder Independent Film Club. Tweet her @susan_kemp.
Julie Lythcott-Haims gives a voice to the internal dialogue—the self-loathing, really—of living a life as a biracial woman who, for most of her life, wasn't quite sure if she was allowed to call herself black.
What makes Call Be By Your Name stand out from the films it will be compared to (Brokeback Mountain, Moonlight) is Guadagnino's play on juxtapositions, which go much deeper than merely an angsty teen with an introspective soul.