*SPOILERS FOR CALL ME BY YOUR NAME FOLLOW HERE ON IN MY CONVERSATION WITH ADAM AND JOSH*
I was a little disappointed by the review of CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, specifically this discussion over the morality of hedonism. I feel it misses the forest for the trees a little bit. It seems as both of you fail to acknowledge that this is set in the 1980s Italy where homosexuality, despite being a legal activity, was still heavily looked down upon. Did you both miss that long take where Elio makes his intentions known with Oliver that then tilts up to look at the cross of the Catholic church? The entire monologue at the end isn't just affirming that homosexuality is OK with the Dad, but saying that homosexuality is OK in all contexts, that love ultimately matters more than what society thinks. This is also highlighted by the subtle reconciliation between Elio and Marzia - she's sympathetic because she knows that he had this homosexual experience and that, whether or not it's acceptable by society, it's still painful because the relationship has to fight to be acknowledged.
This whole "argument for hedonism" is a little shortsighted when you take the context of the story fully into view. If homosexuals weren't persecuted for their sexuality back in 1980s Italy and US, then I could understand that argument, but when so much pain and fear surrounds what it means to be gay, it makes little sense.