Watch the First Teaser for Love, Simon – the First Mainstream Gay Teen Romance
This is great news. A major studio is getting behind Hollywood’s first big gay teen romance.
Next March, 20th Century Fox will release a big screen, John Hughes-esque romantic dramedy about two gay teenagers in love.
From the same studio and producers of The Fault in Our Stars, Simon (Jurassic World‘s Nick Robinson) has all the markings of a classic, mainstream teen coming-of-age flick: football games, drunken parties, school carnivals. But the romantic leads are two guys. It’s funny, sweet, sad and, ultimately, ground-breaking.
Love, Simon, based on Becky Albertalli’s 2015 YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash), follows Simon, a teenager who starts an email romance with another closeted classmate.