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Love, Simon: Groundbreaking new rom-com asks 'why is straight the default?' in exclusive clip

Nick Robinson stars a closeted teen who strikes up an online relationship with a fellow classmate

Clarisse Loughrey
Friday 09 March 2018 16:52 GMT
Love, Simon- trailer

"Everyone deserves a great love story."

That's the tagline of the groundbreaking new rom-com Love, Simon. Groundbreaking simply because it's a mainstream, teen-orientated film that focuses on a gay protagonist in a genre where for so long, as our hero Simon (Nick Robinson) bemoans, straight has been the "default".

The film, directed by Greg Berlanti, follows Simon in his senior year of high school. Yet to come out to his parents, he finds a kindred spirit in a fellow closeted classmate who goes only by the pseudonym "Blue".

A new clip sees Simon ponder over why exactly he hasn't come out yet. "Maybe it's because it doesn't seem fair that only gay people have to come out," he suggests.

The film also stars Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner as Simon's parents; alongside Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, and Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Love, Simon hits UK cinemas 6 April.

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