The latest LGBTQI offering from acclaimed director Luca Gaudagnino, starring Chloë Sevigny
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA HBO
Described as Euphoria meets Call Me By Your Name, we’re pretty sure We Are Who We Are is going to be the series everyone is binging this autumn. Directed by Academy Award-nominated Luca Gaudagnino (who you might know from directing Call Me By Your Name), this queer eight-part drama series is set to premiere on HBO 14 September, which means the UK premiere date shouldn’t be far behind.
Starring lesbian royalty Chloë Sevigny and newcomers Jack Dylan Grazer and Jordan Kristine Seamón, We Are Who We Are is a coming of age story about two American teenagers who explore gender identity, friendship and first love together.
Jack stars as Fraser, a “shy and introverted 14-year-old who moves from New York to a military base in Veneto with his mothers, Sarah (Chloë Sevigny) and Maggie (Alice Braga), both of whom are in the U.S. Army.” Jordan plays Caitlin, a “seemingly bold and confident” teenager who has lived with her family on the base for several years and speaks Italian. Caitlin has a close relationship with their father, Richard (Kid Cudi), but struggles to communicate with her mother, Jenny (Faith Alabi).
HBO’s synopsis for We Are Who We Are reads: “A story about two American kids who live on a U.S. military base in Italy, the series explores friendship, first-love, identity, and immerses the audience in all the messy exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager – a story which could happen anywhere in the world, but in this case, happens in this little slice of America in Italy.”
Sound like something you’re into? Make sure you catch the official trailer for We Are Who We Are below.