Essential Pick of the Week – Love Simon (2018)

Week #8

Love Simon (2018)

Directed By: Greg Berlanti (20th Century Fox)

Much like Call Me By Your Name, Love Simon has earned its place as a defining LGBTQ movie of whole new generation. Not only taking the best-selling novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda into film. But also, translating it with care, love and a delightful light touch. To create a truly groundbreaking young adult LGBTQ romcom. Where director Gregg Berlanti reflects the dynamic energy of John Hughes at his best. While also bringing this aesthetic bang up to date with a modern coming out journey, full of humour, love and warmth.

However, where Love Simon really excels is in its ability to bring fresh and engaging gay romantic comedy to a young audience. With a 12A certificate ensuring its ability to reach a wide and diverse audience. Ultimately making Love Simon a game changer in LGBTQ representation on screen for a whole new generation of young people. And we can’t wait to see how the new Hulu TV series continues the journey already begun.

Cast:  Nick RobinsonJennifer GarnerJosh Duhamel, Katherine Langford, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Alexandra Shipp