I rarely keep up with the latest movies, but for the first time in a long time I found a film that really spoke to me.
Love, Simon is about a teenage boy with a secret. No shock there – every teen has a secret (it’s practically part of the job description). But Simon’s secret is that he’s gay; and he hasn’t told any of his friends or family. He finds out that there’s another closet gay guy at his school who goes by the alias Blue, and starts chatting to him online. Soon their online romance blossoms, even though Simon still doesn’t know who Blue really is…
I particularly love how Simon’s parents dealt with the story of his coming out – it was like they’d just met him for the first time. This is an eye-opening movie for families who have children who identify as LGBT. Executive producer Gary Berlanti, one of Hollywood’s strongest LGBT advocates, made the screening of this movie accessible to young people across America as he felt it held a much-needed message. Love,
Simon painted a perfect picture of how my teenage years should have panned out!