Love, Simon – First Look Trailer

Gaydar Blog

Gaydar Blog
14 November 2017

The first promo teaser for Love, Simon has been released! Based on Becky Albertalli’s 2015 novel Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, it’s being adapted to the screen as Love, Simon by Greg Berlanti.

Love-Simon-Poster

The leading role of the film will be played by Jurassic World star, Nick Robinson, alongside Joshua Duhamel and Jennifer Garner.

Fittingly released in Halloween week, the trailer focuses largely on a section of the film that takes place during a Halloween Party. Take a look at the trailer below:

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for 17-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,’ reads the synopsis of the film on Fox Movies.

There’s this one section of the film where Simon imagines this one boy and imagines them kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas,‘ says Greg Berlanti on the topic of some of the films more powerful scenes.

In every other major studio film, it’s always the guy and the girl. And there was something so powerful about it being just a guy imagining himself with this other guy in a film again that was going to be marketed and sold as a mainstream romantic comedy.’

It’s rare that we see two male romantic leads in mainstream Hollywood romcoms, especially not for a younger target audience. Hopefully this can be an educational and validating experience for teens growing up questioning their sexuality.

We can only hope that the powerful scenes mentioned by Berlanti are more emotional, and less violent or downright depressing as is often seen in queer cinema. It would be nice to see a happy story for us, for once. Growing up gay may be a struggle, but that doesn’t mean we’re all doom and gloom!

Also cast are Logan Miller (The Walking Dead), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Keiynan Lonsdale (Flash). Additionally stars of 13 Reasons Why, Miles Heizer and Katherine Langford will join the cast.

Lonsdale, who recently came out to fans as being attracted to both men and women, tweeted he’s ‘never been more proud to be a project, ’cause I know young Keiynan could’ve really used this film in his darkest times… but thankfully he made it through, and is now a part of telling a story that can help so many others.’

It’s good to know that starring in the film will be something of a validating experience for at least one cast member. We couldn’t agree more in hoping this story helps others.

Love, Simon will be in cinemas from 16th March 2018.

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