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Armie Hammer's Balls Had to Be Digitally Edited Out of 'Call Me By Your Name'

"They were short shorts. What’re you gonna do?"
Drew Schwartz
Brooklyn, US

Call Me By Your Name has been in theaters for less than a week, and already it's managed to make peaches, Armie Hammer's dance moves, and absurdly short shorts iconic among audiences. But according to an interview Hammer (now everyone's new internet boyfriend) gave Monday, the length of his trousers turned out to be a real problem—a garment so minuscule, his balls apparently popped out of them repeatedly during filming.


Hammer's CMBYN co-stars Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg, along with director Luca Guadagnino, sat down with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM Monday to talk about the film. Aside from ostensibly discussing the movie's more serious merits—the queer love story is, after all, arguably one of the best films of the year—the crew spent a solid minute going over the intricacies of Hammer's wardrobe malfunction.

"There was a few times where they had to go back and digitally remove my balls from the movie," Hammer said. "They were short shorts. What’re you gonna do?"

The film—about a professor's son (Chalamet) and a visiting scholar (Hammer) who fall in love in Italy—takes place in the 80s, so the short shorts were a must for the costume department. And according to Guadagnino, the fault wasn't all in Hammer's britches—as he told Cohen, "it's both things."

"Short shorts and big balls is what you’re saying," Cohen guessed, which sounds about right.

Lucky for him, Chalamet doesn't have a problem with the size of his shorts, since he's traditionally been a bigger fan of giant sweatpants.

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