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Watch the full trailer Luca Guadagnino’s TV series We Are Who We Are

Featuring Chloë Sevigny as an army mum

The first full trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s new TV show, We Are Who We Are, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kid Cudi, is here. The eight-part series marks the Call Me By Your Name director’s first foray into episodic television, and will debut September 14 on HBO.

We Are Who We Are follows 14-year-old Fraser – played by IT and Beautiful Boy star Jack Dylan Grazer – who moves from New York to an Italian military base with his mums, Sevigny and Alice Braga, who are both in the US Army. 

Fraser develops a close friendship with Caitlin (played by newcomer Jordan Kristine Seamón), a teenager who’s lived on the base for a number of years with her father (Cudi) and brother. Caitlin also identifies as trans and makes several steps toward transitioning from female to male, asking Fraser in the trailer: “You like me like this? Like a guy.”

Back in July, shortly after HBO teased the series, Guadagnino told Variety that We Are Who We Are couldn’t be further from his critically acclaimed 2017 film, Call Me By Your Name. “I will never complain about people’s laziness,” he said, “but that (comparison) sounds very lazy.”

He continued: “Call Me By Your Name is about the past seen through the prism of a cinematic narrative, and this is about the here and now. This is about the bodies and souls of now. I think they are so different. The effects of the 2016 election are still being felt here, right now. The seismic shift throughout America and the world of what it meant that Obama’s presidency was followed by Trump’s presidency, and how people did not see it coming, are still being grappled with.”

Elsewhere, Guadagnino will be debuting his fashion documentary on luxury shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo at Venice Film Festival later this week.

We Are Who We Are will debut on September 14 on HBO. Watch the trailer below.