‘We’re Who We Are’ Reap: Episode 1 of HBO’s Luca Guadagnino Series

Adolescence is already an unpleasant whirlwind of feelings, hormones, and confusion about one’s identity. And when you add to the unique experience, none of it improves. Uprooting his life and heading to a military base in Europe.

Those are the circumstances teenager Fraser Wilson finds himself in during the premiere of HBO we are who we are, An eight-episode miniseries produced by Call me by your name Autoria Luca Guadagino. Before you tell us what you thought of Monday’s premiere, let’s take a look at what happened in episode 1

If you are familiar with any of Guadagino’s films, then you know that she likes to spend her time revealing a story; Performing here at the same pace (Guadagino has directed all eight we are who we are Installments), resulting in a slow burn of a premiere. When we meet 14-year-old Fraser (played by Shazam!Jack Deleon Grazer), he has just moved from New York City to an American military base in Italy. His mother, Sarah (Big loveChloë Sevigny), taking over as the new commander of the garrison; His wife, Maggie (Queen of the southOf Alice Braga), is a medicine.

We learn a lot about Fraser’s personality: he gets irritated when his luggage gets lost when he comes to Italy. He does not need water when he tells his mother that he is thirsty, but he has a small bottle of wine in his bag. Later, when Sara receives a freshly baked cake as a welcome gift in the base, Fraser removes an entire portion of the cake with her fingers and eats it. She is not the most considerate child, and her relationship with her mother is unusual (such as when Sara bites her finger while opening a box, and Fraser immediately suckes blood for her).

But as Fraser explores the premise of his first day, he is enchanted by Katlin (newcomer Jordan Christine Seamon), a high school fresher who recites a poem in his class after Fraser wanders into his hall . For a lot of premieres, he doesn’t even say a word to Caitlin, but he is thrilled to see her. Brittany, a friend of Kaitlin’s, notices Fraser’s relentless greeting and invites her to the beach with the rest of her group – but Katlin’s friends think Fraser is a bit weird, and they spend much of that afternoon The time is spent until Fraser leaves the beach by himself. .

Fraser spends the rest of the day wandering the basics, becoming more intoxicated as night; He even makes a jump while drunkenly with the overpass and scratches his face. Fortunately, Maggie arrives before taking Fraser, as he can get more trouble, and is patient with her as he vomits with alcohol and helps clean her wound. (Maggie also reveals some tension in the marriage with Sarah, sharing that it feels like Sarah is “a mirror kiss,” and not his own wife, when the women are intimate.)

Throughout the hour, Fraser also sends some voice messages to someone named Mark, who lives back in New York. Most of the messages are Fraser’s worldly, stream-conscious thoughts – but when he discusses alcohol during his first day at the base, Fraser recalls himself, “Mark, I-F-Knew You Miss.” And later, during a confrontation with his mother, Fraser says he hates Sarah, especially after she gave him his “entire life” in New York. “You made me leave him,” Fraser tells Sarah, moving away from her.

The next day, Fraser discovers that Katlin is his next door neighbor, when she sees him scolding her for putting on her brother’s clothes. Caitlin is dressed in an oversize shirt and baseball cap, and Fraser, the intrigue, follows her on his bike all the way to the base of the base at once. Fraser watches and the lizard poses as a boy as Katlin, while speaking with a young woman at the bar, is named Harper. As Caitlin turns to leave, he makes eye contact with Fraser, but once again, they say nothing to each other. It is not until the next day, on the beach, that Fraser finally speaks for the purpose of his charm: “So, what should I tell you?” He asks.

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