Savannah McCracken, University of Arizona
The ‘Love, Simon’ spinoff is taking huge strides away from its predecessor in its realistic representations of teenage sexuality and the difficulties that arise with coming of age.
Zach Terrillion, Oberlin College
Both featuring LGBT+ main characters, ‘Love, Simon’ and ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ showcase the difference between films that ask for acceptance and those that urge liberation.
Callie Rosenzweig, University of Chicago
Emma Smith, Wesleyan University
Hulu’s ‘Love, Simon’ spin-off, with its complex story about sexuality and understanding oneself, is just what the teenage high school television canon needs.
Rose Younglove, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
There is no better way to celebrate the feeling of love than binge-watching some movies to melt your heart.
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
The LGBTQ+ movement takes to the big screen.
Katie Lommen, Saint Louis University
The new feature film ‘Love, Simon’ has mainstreamed the gay experience in hopes to inspire more LGBTQ+ representation in films in the future.
Vanessa Le, Chabot College
‘Love, Simon’ is the 21st century romcom the LGBTQ community needed and deserved.
Audrey Bowers, Ball State University
Here are some worth-while reads if ‘Love, Simon’ has left you craving more LGBTQ representation.
Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
‘Love, Simon’ is being hailed for its ‘revolutionary normalcy,’ but is appearing ‘normal’ all queer people can hope for on the silver screen?
Michaela Sickles, Suffolk University
Everyone needs a great love story and 17-year-old Simon is done keeping his straight.
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