Have you ever forced yourself to watch an entire show just to see a certain actress? That’s what finding representation in the media is like for minority groups. People are so desperate to see themselves on the screen that they will watch poorly written movies just to see an offensive stereotype of their self. For
*A few light spoilers ahead* I’m not going to lie, when I first heard about Love, Simon, I knew pretty much nothing about the book, and honestly a trailer for a rom-com about a white cis gay boy who likes theater and crushes on the gardener next door in shorts and work boots, with straight
After its release two weeks ago, the LGBT romantic comedy “Love, Simon” has earned over $24 million at the box office. Keiynan Lonsdale plays Bram Greenfeld and has had previous roles in The CW’s “The Flash” and in the Australian television show, “Dance Academy.” Lonsdale is openly queer, after originally coming out as bisexual in an Instagram post almost
26-year-old Alexandra Shipp has been bubbling in Hollywood for a minute now. She played the title role in the Aaliyah biopic and took over for Halle Berry as Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse. And Shipp is on the cusp of even more stardom playing Abby Suso in 20th Century Fox’s movie adaptation of Simon vs. the Homo
Love, Simon starring Nick Robinson is anything but “just another gay movie.” In theaters everywhere March 16th, the blockbuster follows closeted gay high schooler Simon Spier who has fallen in love with an anonymous classmate online. The movie tackles many experiences of the average queer teen, from coming out to parents, dealing with isolation, and wondering
When I first saw the trailer for Love, Simon, like almost any other gay teen, I cried. Like genuinely, tears-rushing-down-my-face sort of crying. I was so overwhelmed with happiness, I watched that trailer again. And again. And again. I couldn’t believe I was finally getting the blockbuster rom-com I had waited for all my life.
Recently on YouTube I was watching interviews with some of my favorite actors and an ad popped up for the upcoming film Love, Simon. It wasn’t an ad I could skip and by the end of it, my eyes had rolled practically all the way to the back of my head. As an openly queer woman,
The past several years have been filled with plenty of best-selling young adult novels being transformed on the big screen. These films, from The Fault in Our Stars to Everything, Everything, have showcased realistic characters and mesmerizing story lines that continue to resonate with teenagers everywhere. But there are some very obvious similarities within these