Groundbreaking cinema doesn’t always come in the shape of a High School romance, but Love, Simon is the first ever major studio release to feature a central teen gay character. And guess what? He doesn’t get punished in the final reel.
Based on Becky Albertalli’s 2015 YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the film follows Simon (Jurassic World‘s Nick Robinson), a teenager who starts an email romance with another closeted classmate (the title is a play on how he ends his correspondences). It’s one of a raft of great new queer flicks coming your way.
From the producers of The Fault in Our Stars, Love, Simon has all the markings of a classic, mainstream teen coming-of-age flick: football games, drunken parties, school carnivals. But the romantic leads are two guys. Word is, it’s funny, sweet, sad and, ultimately, ground-breaking.
Love, Simon is released in Ireland on April 6. Watch the trailer now!
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