“LOVE, SIMON”— Coming Out in High School– A Romantic Comedy


“Love, Simon”

Coming Out in High School— A Romantic Comedy

Amos Lassen

You will have to wait until March to see “Love, Simon” but advance word says that this is a movie that you do not want to miss. For Simon love is complicated— no one knows he’s gay and he doesn’t know who the anonymous classmate is that he’s fallen for online.

“Love, Simon: is an American comedy-drama directed by Greg Berlanti and based on the novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda” by Becky Albertalli (reviewed here as well). Simon (Nick Robinson) is a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student forced to balance his friends, his family, his email pen pal Blue, and the boy threatening to reveal his true sexuality to the whole school.

In one scene, Simon imagines this one boy and imagines them kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas. This is very powerful to see a guy imagining himself with this other guy especially in a movie that will hit mainstream movie houses.

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