‘No matter what. Announcing to the world who you are is pretty terrifying. Because what if the world doesn’t like you?’
Teen romance is undoubtedly a well-worn genre. Yet we’ve sadly and rarely had much representation from an LGBTQ perspective, particularly in mainstream Hollywood cinema.
Backed by 20th Century Fox, we are certainly rooting for ‘Love, Simon’ to be one of many future films altering this, as Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) in the titular role wrestles with his sexuality.
Also starring Katherine Langford, Alexander Shipp and Josh Duhamel, the film is directed by Brothers And Sisters’ Greg Berlanti.
‘Love, Simon’ is released in UK cinemas on 16th March 2018.
‘Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.’