Undergraduate thesis attempts to answer the question whether the representation of sex in the novels Myra Breckinridge and Call me by your name is possibly subversive. Although different in both content and style, the novels share one common ground: interest in marginalized and tabooised social groups. In Vidal's novel we mostly encounter a discussion on transsexualism, whereas Aciman foregrounds homo-erotica. The first novel is especially unconventional: Vidal introduces provocative, explicit, and aggressive style, his plot is bizarre, conclusion distinctly satiric. Aciman, on the other hand, follows the established romance novel plot, while his main characters are two men, involved in a sexual relationship. Besides that, his erotic descriptions partly use explicit language. The comparison of these two novels was chosen precisely due to their diversity, which allows the exploration of romanesque representation of sex from two diverse perspectives.