Here in 2017 it may seem like some children come out of the womb waving a rainbow flag, but coming out is still a very personal process and can be difficult for many individuals.
In the upcoming romantic comedy, Love, Simon, Simon Spier attempts to navigate his own coming out process amid his (and every other teenager’s) tumultuous high school years. As he works to find the best way to tell his friends and family about his sexuality, he also searches for the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online.
Directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), and written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), the film also stars Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel. “There’s this one section of the film where Simon imagines this one boy and imagines them kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas. In every other major studio film, it’s always the guy and the girl,” said Berlanti to Entertainment Weekly. “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.” Watch the trailer, below, and read the full EW article, here.