A moment will be marked in movie history next March when 20th Century Fox release a big screen romantic comedy about teenager in love. The twist? He’s gay.
Love, Simon, based on Becky Albertalli’s 2015 YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda 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).
From the producers of The Fault in Our Stars, 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.