“Love, Simon” is truly an eye opening movie, and can really introduce the LGBTQ community better to people who don’t understand them. The movie is based off the book “Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli. The book and movie were both outstanding despite their differences.
The storyline has not changed, which will make readers and viewers satisfied. Although, some parts of the movie were out of order compared to the book, the movie brought the book alive.
The movie follows 17 year old Simon Spier, played by Nick Robinson, throughout his journey of coming out to his friends and family as gay, while also dealing with the first boyfriend he ever had. A fellow student at the school, Martin, played by Logan Miller, sees Simon’s private emails with “Blue”, played by Keiynan Lonsdale, the alias Simon’s love interest goes by because they keep themselves anonymous. Martin begins blackmailing Simon, threatening to out him by leaking his emails to the whole school, creating the main conflict. The movie touches on sensitive subjects like teens coming out to their families and how hard it is for them. This movie has helped young teens and adults with realizing its okay to be who they are, and has helped them come out to the people they love.
This movie has impacted the lives of LGBT youth because it has reminded them that it is okay to feel comfortable with their sexualities and being who they are.
“I feel like it’s my coming out story, and I think it’ll be interesting to see other peoples stories and relate,” said Anthony Krail, a 9th grader at Ridley High.
For some students this is something new.
“The story behind it really grabbed my attention. I’ve never seen or heard of a movie involving the LGBTQ community,” said Olivia Barnard, a 9th grader.
The story behind the movie has really grabbed young viewers attention and inspired them to tell their own stories. Overall this movie was great and an important story for teens today to hear.