Call Me By Your Name was inspired by Andre Aciman's bestseller novel of the same name, well, you probably didn't know it until now. While many progressive LGBTQ YA films and television shows have been made, book adaptations seem to be doing their best. Call it the author's fanbases or the advanced minds of readers, these book adaptations seem to be impressing everyone.
In other news, Red, White, and Royal Blue have announced a wrap, so there's plenty to look forward to. However, many bestsellers and underrated books are in desperate need of an adaptation. So please give these classics a chance and cross your fingers while we await their adaptation.
'It's Not Like It's a Secret' by Misa Sugiura
Sana Kiyohara has more secrets than she has ever had. Some of them are minor, like how she hates when she's not invited to her friends' parties, while others are significant, like her father's extramarital affair. Sana is fine pretending until her family moves to California and she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is a different girl, but she ignites feelings in Sana she'd never experienced.
A film based on It's Not Like It's A Secret will have you going through a rollercoaster of emotions. It's undisputed that the book, the film (if there is one) and Sana & Jamie deserve all the praise they deserve.
'A Little Life' by Hanya Yanagihara
Four friends from a small Massachusetts college move to New York. Their friendship develops and darkens profoundly, influenced profoundly by addiction, success, and pride. Yet, each of them realized their greatest obstacle was their dear friend Jude, who suffered enormous trauma every living minute of his existence.
A Little Life would be a cinematic experience that was far beyond any pain ever suffered by viewers.
'The Prince and the Dressmaker' by Jen Wang
Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride. Or, more accurately, his parents are looking for a bride. Sebastian has other plans, such as hiding his secret identity for everyone. Every night, he dresses gorgeous Lady Crystallia and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia. His secret weapon is Frances, his best friend and brilliant dressmaker. But how long will Frances keep secrets to protect his best friend while her dreams of being world-famous?
A film would be ideal for capturing the brilliant essence of this graphic novel, focusing on Frances' stunning creations.
'Boyfriend Material' by Alexis Hall
Luc O'Donnell is reluctantly famous because to his rehab-free father's decision to make a comeback. When a compromising photograph of him is released, Luc's world is about to face a storm. And Oliver Blackwood, an ethical vegetarian, is the perfect fit. When it comes to fake dating, nothing is black and white.
Husband Material and Boyfriend Material, combined with their sequel, would make an incredible film that would enthuse fans.
'Love & Other Disasters' by Anita Kelly
Dahlia Woodson is certain she has reached rock bottom. Her only hope is to take part in the legendary reality competition show Chef's Special. She isn't doing too well either, especially after announcing their pronouns on national television. But as the season draws to a close, does Dahlia and London's relationship take the lead?
The idea of a cooking TV show romance inside a TV show is enough to get Love & Other Disasters, but it will bog you down once you get going.
Samantha Shannon's book is "The Priory of the Orange Tree."
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for as long as anyone can remember. Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to guard her kingdom from engulfing her. But it doesn't come easy when assassins approach her door. Tane has trained her enture life to be a dragon rider, but the choice she is forced to make might jeopardize her fate.
The Priory of the Orange Tree, which is over 844 pages long, is a thrilling fantasy film.
'The Charm Offensive' by Alison Cochrun
Dev Deshpande's sincere desire for fairy tales prompted him to develop Ever After, a long-running reality dating program. Dev always has a great love story planned for the artists, but he's nonetheless content. But before Charlie Winshaw, a disgraced tech legend, steps on the show. He might discover Charlie has better chemistry with Dev than any costar.
Alison Cochrun's The Charm Offensive is a fantastic interracial, gay romantic comedy that would make an excellent Celebrity Romance film.
'Meet Cute Diary' by Emery Lee
Noah Ramirez is an expert on romance. Or so he believes. This is a high school adolescent who writes a popular blog, the Meet Cute Diary, a collection of trans happily ever afters. But, of course, there's a catch: these stories aren't real. And when Drew decides to fake his love, Noah must learn that love in real life is much more difficult than in fairy tales.
Meet Cute Diarywould develop into a fantastic coming-of-age romance film in a Felix Ever After meets Becky Albertalli story.
'The Song of Achilles' by Madeline Miller
Achilles, the son of Thetis, the cruel sea goddess, and the legendary king Peleus, is a powerful, swift, beautiful, and irresistible man. He is the greatest Greek character, while Patroclus, on the other hand, is an awkward young prince who is forced together by fate to risk the god's wrath.
It's high time that the world accepts Achilles and Patroclus as homosexuals. Despite Brad Pitt's incredible beauty, it might be quite offensive to some that 2004's Troy fails to bring him to the person he desires. With this adaptation, the world would be a better place.