On Luca's multiple points of view
After reading all the “fuss” about Luca being a LGBTQ+ manifesto, and thinking about it, I decided to write a few words about how I see it.
What I like about this movie is the fact that it’s not pretentious, and the message it wants to share simply is “don’t be afraid to be yourself”.
Now, this can be read as a hint to the LGBTQ+ community. And maybe it is but the fact of the matter is that it is not specified in the movie. And this is the beauty of it. Luca can be interpreted in different ways depending on who’s watching it.
For me, this movie is a wonderful story about two friends. To someone else it’s the beginning of something more. And that’s perfectly fine.
P.S. The two old ladies that, at the end of the movie, reveal themselves may look like a strong signal for the whole LGBTQ+ theory but seeing groups of old ladies in Italy is pretty common. Usually they are together between women because their husbands died (that could be the reason why they are dressed in black).