Love, Simon

Love, Simon if briefly stated is about a 17 year old boy, Simon Spier who is gay, but has not told anyone. Throughout the movie, the audience gets to see how Simon feels about everyone not knowing his true identity. As an audience, we also get to see the extent he will go to to have his secret remain silent. This is because Simon doesn't want people to see him in a different way and doesn't know how his family will react. "I've been thinking about why I haven't come out yet. Maybe part of me wants to hold onto who've I've always been, just a little longer." At his high school in Atlanta, Georgia there is a blog that the students read where people confess secrets. A person under the name 'Blue' confessed to being gay and his whole high school tries to track him down. Seeing Blues confession, Simon decides to reach out to him via email after creating another email account to talk about the struggle of keeping his identity a secret with someone else.

I personally thoroughly enjoyed watching this movie because it explained the hardships of coming out in a humorous and serious way combined. Since Simon is still in high school, it made it easier to understand the thought of being judged by fellow students and whether or not his true identity will cause students to interact differently with him. Love, Simon wasn't only targeted to show the struggle of coming out, but it also showed the struggle of exposing your true self to the world because as the saying goes 'the world can be a cruel place'.

If you don't already know, Love, Simon the movie was made based off a book called Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli. So if you liked the movie, try reading the book and making comparisons between the two to see which one you prefer!

Overall, I encourage everyone to watch the movie ( if you haven't already ) because it is an amazing movie that carries a great message which is carried out through humor-which I think is good because everyone loves a good laugh.


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