I got the DVD about three weeks ago and I have watched it four times. What an excellent film! The writing, the direction, the cinematography and, especially, the acting, is simply superb! The soundtrack is also fantastic! I am so grateful that such a film can be made in these times! I hope it will have a continuing, positive impact for LGBTQ people, especially teens, and for all people of goodwill everywhere.
I wonder if Cristiano Ronaldo watched this film. Probably, since the filmmakers required his permission to include his name in the screenplay. Probably for the best that they didn't try on Zlatan Ibrahimovitc or Kevin de Bruyne.
I watched this film based on my friend’s recommendation when she and her husband watched it. I was going to the movie with no expectations but boy, I cried my eyes out. It’s a great film with a great message. You deserved to be love, no matter who or what you are. ❤️
I believe that "Love, Simon" was released at the right time, particularly as the concept [if not understanding] of LGBTI issues is being discussed and commented on in the media [including social media].
My 2 teen daughters came out as bisexual and pansexual to me this past year so we all went to see the movie together as a family because I felt it was so important to show my children that it’s acceptable and it’s ok and I’m 100% their biggest supporter. It started many beautiful conversations between us that I’m so grateful for. My kids have been raised since they were toddlers to know that love is love and they are free to be with anyone they want and we have been to rallies and they know my feelings about being LGBTQ. So it broke my heart to hear my middle daughter tell me she was so nervous to come out to me in case I didn’t love her anymore 😭😭 and that shocked me more than her telling me she was bisexual! It never occurred to me that even with LGBTQ supportive parents that it’s still hard for kids to come out to them. All kids just want love, acceptance and approval from their parents so I can see why it would cause anxiety. It just really hurt my heart to the core that she thought, even for the briefest moment, that I could possibly take my love away from her because of who she is. She is more open about her feelings now since the movie came out. I feel like in a sense it gave LGBTQ kids permission to talk publicly and openly about their sexuality. It’s not taboo and hush hush anymore and this movie really paved the way for a lot of teens (and their parents) dealing with coming out 🌈❤️👩❤️💋👩👨❤️💋👨
"I STILL LOVE YOU"
I hate when I hear that!
It always sounds like you told somebody something terrible and they love you in spite of it!
Coming out should never be an apology.
You make a choice when you decide to steal a car or decide do drugs.
Being lgbt isn't a choice or lifestyle.
Its Who You Are it's how you were born.
It's part of Who You Are
To say" I still love you"is condescending and suggest they think you are less than they hoped you would be but they will accept you anyway.
Ronnie Caron ... I get what you’re saying but I think perhaps you’re missing the point. When we come out one of the first things (if not not one of the most important things) we all think is... “will they still love me?” It’s an automatic fear that comes with the territory. Will they still love me? Will they accept me? Etc. When a loved one (in this case Simon’s mom) says I still love you she’s providing him with reassurance that no matter what he “is” her love will be unwavering.
That was the scene that moved me to tears, I held them back when I was in the cinema, but when I watched this scene afterwards again, I was a mess. The thing about this movie that I loved was that I felt like it was (almost) me being portrayed there. I was just sitting there thinking “I want to exhale, too.”
The first time I had seen this movie was when a bunch of kids and my psychology teacher went to the theatre to see this movie and then we had a talk in a big circle to talk about the psychology behind everything and the close moments shared, what each and everyone of us thought about the movie, how meaningful it was to each and everyone of us... I said that “the movie was so moving and relatable to kids whose sexual identity is and who they are as a whole is, trapped inside their own body and they are just trying to find a way to tell someone, I was so moved by this movie and it was so inspiring and I hope that this movie will inspire others to come out to their families and tell them the truth, be true to them and to themselves and that’s the most important thing, being true to oneself makes life a whole lot better than just keeping your feelings bottles up because if you bottle up emotions, one day they’ll all be unraveled and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it... unlike Simon who finally had the courage to come out to his family on Christmas, saying and saying “I’m still me” that changes everything and there’s a whole different outlook on your life and those around you when you know you’re “different” wether your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, you still want to be loved just the same as you were loved before coming out that’s the most important thing anyone could want and that’s what Simon wants, to be loved the same as before he came out... the certain moments in the movie like coming out to your family, coming out to your friends, being blackmailed, having your private emails leaked on creeksecrets, the Ferris wheel scene, the moment with his mom, the moment with his dad, so on and so forth, it brought tears to my eyes, and it was a very emotional movie and again so relatable for so many people and so many people feel pressured into doing that when they think the right time to tell someone is and as for Simon, that all got ruined when his emails were leaked”
after this movie, I started to have the same idea. Why are we the only one who has to come out? Our life is already hard enough struggling to accept who we are and then we have to get through the whole process with our families and friends. and even after we came out we still get bullied. we are also human. I am the same person as the one before I came out. I haven't changed, it's the people around us that's changed.
Love can be everywhere, but that is not the issue. There is such a pandemia of pornography for free on the Internet. Why is that so? I have thought being gay myself. I live with a man and I like him very much, yes, I love him as a friend and great human being. Without sex. Now unpolitical Hollywood is exploiting this last frontier. I hope whole Africa would turn out to be gay in order to avoid overpopulation and the destruction of the rest of the nature that has left. Otherwise, Europe will see a dark era coming up because of civil unrest, or at least a brown one. Or, a colourful one. Bringing too many children is this mess of a world, people can be innocent but evil in being irresponsible.
The Jennifer Garner scene was so powerful to me. It hit me sooo hard I was crying the whole time on that scene. Josh Duhamel scene equally. I really wish I will receive the same acceptance... that day "I can really exhale" ....
Donald Livingston you are being so hateful, why is that? Maybe you feel that way towards yourself? Maybe it’s your self confidence is down have low self esteem and you need to say hateful stuff to boost your ego and higher your self confidence? Possibly to higher your self esteem? Tell me if I’m getting close or if I’m just dead wrong and you are just homophobic I’d love to know why you say such things please, humor me...
I was watching this movie yesterday on my computer, and it was like 2 am, so I couldn't make much noise. I was crying my eyes out watching it. Sobbing. And trying to be quiet so I wouldn't wake my parents up. But after the movie ended I *almost* woke them up to come out. Just wish I was brave like Simon.
I had mixed emotions about this film. I loved it and it was wonderful to see my own experiences represented like that. But at the same time I also felt kind og sad that I didn't have a film like that when I came out more than ten years ago. I wish I wouldn't have had to feel so lonely.
I hate that I kept crying throughout the movie while I was sitting next to my cousin. I hate people seeing me cry in public so I tried to do it low-key since I couldn't help myself. I absolutely relate to the character Simon, in some ways but it's a really good film! Can't wait for the DVD to come out!
I remember watching this film alone in a local theatre where I live. I couldn't keep from sobbing while watching the coming out scenes because they were something I'll never have. My dad's so conservative and very religious that he'll probably kill me if I come out, no kidding. So to see such accepting parents, it hurts, because I feel it's so unfair I'll never be able to exhale in front of mine.
Good on you for keeping an open mind! I wish more people are like you. Sexuality and religion are just parts of a person's being, and they don't define who they are as humans. I hope people understand this more. I may be part of the LGBTQ, and you may be Christian, but in the end, we're all people deserving of love. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! May God bless you more, because I'm sure He loves us all equally. <3
Sorry for only coming back to this now. :( But thank you so much for such a heart-warming message! I didn't expect to get a reply from a parent, and this made me cry! Thank you for uplifting a complete stranger by sharing a piece of you. <3 I hope you have wonderful days ahead of you!
Idgt T. Apart from liking scary movies (had to explain the avatar), I am a Christian and COMPLETELY accept the LGBTI Community. My "all righteous" friends may not but I do. It is annoying that they preach intolerance and judgement towards the gay community but that will never be my belief. I've tried to explain it to them whenever I hear the whole "God hates gays" tag but you have to understand that these people- regardless if they are religious or not have just seem to have these views permanently drilled into their minds. Be it gay or straight or whatever - everyone deserves to have parents that loves and accepts them.
I find it very sad that whenever we talk about gay, we are subjected to the words tolerance and acceptance, when every other species on the planet is referred to as natural selection. Gay is just as natural as straight and it’s only been going on since humans were first discovered!
Khy Maaren I think it’s when a sibling marries someone that already has a kid I think that’s what it means, I’m not entirely sure but I think that’s how it works, like how someone could have a step brother/sister or a step mom/dad and a half brother/sister
There's a Kenyan movie that has a similar theme to this outstanding movie ,its called "Rafiki" which means Friend in swahili,unfortunately it was banned by the head of the film classification board Ezekiel mutua yet it's the first Kenyan film to be screened at Cannes...homosexuality is taboo in kenya, yet there is an LGBT community...sigh... i hope things change.
I wish gay people would stop saying they knew they were gay since they "were 5 years old." I wasn't a traditional boy when I was 5. In fact my older brother, didn't have the vocabulary at 9 to call me gay, only that I was "weird." At 5 years old I didn't have a crush on ANYTHING, my life depended on my literally coloring inside the lines , or saw my 5 year brain thought. I was more concerned with being as smart &b talented as everyone in my class, in order to be worthy of being "normal. I didn't know I was gay until i was 14 WHEN THE HORMONES KICKED IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everyone is different. However your story isn’t average. Most kids know what they are between 5-12 gay or straight. Hormones are when SEXUAL feelings kick in however you still ‘notice’ people before then.
What I am talking is gay stories and interviews in the media, about anything other than coming stories. We no how they story end. I'm talking about the audience, who cares about someone else's coming out story. Interview people about falling in love and / or "How it got better"
Alex X wellll there kinda is a rule in that the human brain is not developed enough at age 5 to even remotely grasp the concept of being gay. HOWEVER, everyone on this thread is actually talking about 2 different things (which is why so many people incorrectly say they knew they were gay before it was physically possible for their brains to do that lol) You guys are referring to the ability for a gay person to know they’re different at any age, even really young and that is 100% TRUE. However, that is not what Keenan is talking about. He is asking HOW is it possible for any 5 year old to grasp the concept of being gay AND then correctly placing themselves into said category and therefor claim they knew they were gay at age 5. Cuz you can’t. No one can. Unless you’re a gay alien with super human brain development. So no, you can not know you’re gay at age 5 but you can know you are attracted to one gender over the other at that age (and even earlier) which I believe is what you’re actually referring to?
sam alberino what Keenan is saying is no 3 or 5 year old knows they are gay because they want to have sex with someone of the same gender. That’s not happening at all. Yes we’re all different but unless a child has had a verrrrrry enlightening and non traditional (and likely illegal) childhood, there is no way to actually know and understand that you are LGBTQ at age 5. It’s not psychologically or developmentally possible. You can read more about why that is in my thesis statement in this thread 😜
*sorry this is so long (I’m bored at the DMV), I promise I have a point* 😜
Keenan Thomas I get what you’re saying because I had the same thoughts when my daughters came out but I think we have to look at what they’re saying in a different way. I believe, when most kids say they knew they were gay at 3, they really mean that’s when they noticed they were different from others of the same gender. Later, after adolescence they then realized, retrospectively, that they had gay feelings that they can remember since age 3. No 3,4, 5 or even some teens know about the sexual aspect of a relationship so no, they don’t understand that part of it that young. They have no idea what being gay actually means. It is definitely possible to know who you are drawn to though that young. I had crushes on boys from the time I was in pre-school! I had my first “boyfriend” when I was 3. His name was Sergio 😜 I remember I thought he was so cute and all I wanted to do was be around him (to the utter annoyance of his friends lol). I didn’t know about sex or understand that who you were attracted to defined whether you were gay/straight/bi...but I thought some boys were so cute and I just wanted to be around them. I never felt that way around girls besides just wanting to play house with them. I related to girls though and I mostly liked what they liked but I had no idea what that meant or that it defined me as heterosexual. So if I can realize I definitely prefer one gender over another at 3 then someone who is gay could also realize that at 3.
As a very general, example (not taking into consideration that sexuality and gender identity are 2 separate things), let’s say a 5 yr old male identifies as a boy so far but slowly realizes he doesn’t like the same things the other boys in his class like (who are hetero males in this example) and doesn’t understand why but he just feels different. His friends may tease him or call him names for not wanting to do the accepted gender specific activities or like the gender specific things he’s been taught all his life that he should like as a boy. He also thinks the other boys are appealing physically and gravitates towards them even if he doesn’t know he’s doing it until someone points it out or he catches on (in the same manner I thought boys were sooooo cute, I didn’t consciously know why I felt that way I just went with my feelings like all kids do at that age..humans are genetically programmed to be attracted/drawn to whatever they find physically pleasing) He doesn’t know what any of it means, he just goes with how he feels. Anyone who studies human behavior can tell you that at a VERY early age, we already start to gender identify (which has nothing to do with sexual orientation but because we are forced to put everything into neat black and white categories, this developmental stage can make some kids realize that they might be different). We’re taught that girls play with dolls and get annoyed with the boys, boys play with trucks and think girls have cooties, girls wear pink dresses and boys wear blue pants etc. children learn these social “rules” very early and you can observe it already in a 2 yr old class. If a 2 yr old boy came in wearing a pink dress, you better believe the other kids would think it’s strange and since kids have no filters, they would ask why he was wearing it and you’d probably hear “only girls wear pink! Boys don’t wear dresses!” The class is only repeating what they’ve been taught to believe over and over. The same thing could happen if this boy said innocently that he wants to marry his friend Bobby. “Boys can’t marry boys!” Why? Because they were taught that girl things go into the Girl category and the boy things go in the boy category and we all know only mommies and daddies can get married because that’s how we all exist (or so we’revtaught). He doesn’t understand what he is saying, he’s not proclaiming to be gay, just that out of all the kids in the class, he could totally hang out with Bobby forever :) He’s drawn to Bobby and doesn’t know why and there’s nothing sexual about it but obviously it’s wrong because it doesn’t fit into the prescribed categories. Most hetero boys wouldn’t say they want to marry another boy because 1. They’ve been brain washed into thinking that could and should never happen and 2. They frankly would rather marry Suzy if forced to choose. Because already, even that young, they have divided their belief system according to what has been shown to them over and over into what boys do and what girls do and they know boys can’t do what girls do and vice versa (thank god that’s changing!). It doesn’t help that we direct the girls to the dolls and play kitchens and boys to the blocks and riding toys. No wonder LGBTQ kids are so confused and lost come the teen years!
So I do wholeheartedly believe some gay people know something was different about them from a very early age. Which actually makes a lot of sense because if someone is gay then they’re born gay, correct? That’s the current thought? So if that is true, then gay babies/toddlers will develop in the same way as hetero babies/toddlers as mini humans. They will naturally gravitate to what they find pleasing. The gay children who are forced to gravitate towards gender acceptable things will start to feel weird or different than others of their gender. Just as a hetero male identified boy would feel weird if he was constantly shoved into the doll area, dressed in an apron and told to pretend cook cuz that’s his job and he is only allowed to marry another boy regardless of how he feels. That hetero boy would not mentally classify himself as hetero but he would feel like something just isn’t right (on top of being massively confused) and all he feels is non interest in whatever he’s told he’s supposed to enjoy. Imagine that life as a kid? That’s what some LGBTQ kids must go through :( Later in life, our poor confused boy would probably be able to identify when those “different” feelings started and proclaim that’s when he knew he was gay. But it’s technically not when he knew he was GAY because he didn’t know what that was until later childhood when his differences were clearly noticeable and some idiot called him the f word and he asked his parents what that was or he saw on tv that people like him are gay.
And that is my long ass way of saying, you are correct in that young children do not know or understand that they are gay or hetero but they DO definitely know what they like and don’t like and which gender they feel more comfortable around. So yeah, we could get picky and demand people stop saying they knew they were gay at 3 and instead say they knew something was different about themselves at age 3 but really it’s just semantics and it’s easier to just say they knew they were gay when... No one who says that believes they felt sexually attracted to the same sex at age 3. Um no. So maybe think of it in those terms next time you hear someone say it 😜 I do get what you said in that I sorta said the same thing to my daughter when she came out...do you even know what gay means? It’s not JUST that you think girls are pretty. I think girls are pretty too and I’m totally straight. My kids are a wee bit more sheltered shall we say so they aren’t all up in media like other kids their age so I don’t even think she fully knows what happens in a straight relationship either. But I felt the same as you at first, how can she even know she’s gay when she doesn’t understand the sexual component? Is she really attracted to girls that way or does she just think girls are nicer to her than boys so she likes them better lol I don’t know, time will tell but I had a very frank convo with her about it and said hey, if In fact you are interested in being in a relationship with a girl, go for it. In fact, just experiment because you never know what you’ll like if you don’t try. No one needs to try to define them self and stick themselves into a specific category until they’ve been in an actual relationship. By then you definitely know whether you are sexually attracted or not.
*just a note to say everything in this post I’m speaking very generally. All kids are different and have different upbringings, personalities etc so I’m in no way trying to say ALL gay kids are this way and ALL straight kids are that way. I was just giving examples to make a point ;)
RAREgenes right?! Lol What those closed minded people who claim this movie is unnecessary are actually saying is, please don’t force us to confront our own internal struggle over the subject because it’s too uncomfortable and way easier to stay closed minded 😜
Gay causes: One is parental neglect
What are you talking about, doesn’t matter if “lots of gays caused syphilis going around” a lot of straight people caused syphilis to go around too, you are so hateful towards gay people it’s not right I fully support the lgbtq community I could care less if your gay straight bi lesbian transgender green blue purple rainbow I could care less, what I don’t stand for is people who are just so rude, judgmental, negative, hateful... what the f**k is your reasoning for saying this hateful comment? I would really like for you to give me an explanation on why you say this hateful thing you’re probably just another one of those people who hate gay bi lesbian transgender queer people because your an arrogant homophobic heterosexual who can’t get their head screwed on straight and realize that everyone in the world is a person no matter their sexuality, don’t just go target homosexuals and say such things, it was once said that only homosexuals spread around aids but that’s not true anyone can spread around aids not just homosexuals that goes for many other diseases, it also goes for women with marrying whomever they please or women that have unwanted/wanted pregnancies, abortion or not, a woman has the right to choose what she does with her own body, wether it’s get an abortion or not. The women also get a choice in wether to keep the baby or give it up for adoption the only time a women/child has no choice to do what she wants with her body is if she gets raped, if an unwanted pregnancy happens after being raped the women get to choose wether to have it or get an abortion to give it up for adoption or keep it same go for men, they have the right to choose to adopt or not they have the rights to marry whomever they choose and anything else everyone else has, so I suggest you look into more statistics and grow the f**k up and get over yourself before saying anything else negative and not true
Gay women also can and indeed have aborted just for high paying jobs that suddenly came up after pregnancy began. It is not a difficult for many women to get pregnant. They could just pay a man to do it it and even get very drunk during the process that is the woman not the man.
Nick Robinson is so beautiful. He simply expresses so much sadness, happiness and...well, all of it in his facial expressions and eyes. Excellent actor (he's straight but still perfect actor) Oh my God! I died. Wish my mother said this to ME. Never happened. Need I go on? So happy for young teens nowadays having supportive mothers like this. I know it's a work of fiction, but this scene is so real. He's so cute and is scared people are going to treat him differently as he reveals later to his best friend. I totally related to that part.
Yes! They make it look so easy. I like old movies (Turner Classic Movies) and old movie documentaries. Whenever anyone talks about Fred Astaire they say he worked endlessly making sure every movement was well orchestrated. The final result if you see any of his movies is him looking so at ease and looking like he's just having fun and improvising. Dancers make it look so easy. Gene Kelly, The Nicholas Brothers (under rated!!). They make it look so easy.
What I love about Nick Robinson is that he's so funny without meaning to be. I saw "Being Charlie" and "Kings of Summer". So sweet, cute and funny and then he can turn on the pathos.
I also loved Timothy Chalamat in "Call me by Your Name". The final shot of his face was priceless!! Reminded me of Greta Garbo in the last shot of "Queen Christina". YOU have to figure out what they're thinking.
These actors are dreams
mickeymouse2able the fact that Nick Robinson was able to portray this character so well was just astonishing to me and he’s played some tough roles too for example he had to play a drug addict in a film called Being Charlie not many actors/actresses have that acting gift of portraying different and difficult characters in movies and television shows and are able to pull it off, Jared Leto, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and a few other that come to mind are also capable to play different and difficult characters and pull it off... I give props to Nick Robinson as to be the youngest actor that I’ve seen to have this acting gift, I was a theater kid in high school and I played some different characters, and I’m not gonna lie, it wasn’t easy but I managed, but these actors/actresses make it look so easy going from action to comedy to drama to horror...
I’m sorry but being gay is more than coming out. Hollywood, still will not tell stories of flirting, crushes, falling in love, heartbreak, etc. The ENTIRE movie seems to be about coming out (which EVERYONE can come “out” of different closets e.g. liking a different race, age, being atheist, democratic/republican) is this a GAY ‘movie? (There’s a lot of girls/stereotypically hags) or is this a CHICk FLICk? Is there a “Love scene?” Does the main character have any CLOSE make friends? Is there any FEMALE homophobia b/c I was called the F-word by territorial girls as well. Also, girls told their boyfriends NOT to talk to me. Does the main character get a RELATIONSHIP, not a temporary boyfriend at the end? Being gay is amazing, is the message that? Or just seeking the approval of straight people.
Also, about the temporary boyfriend, you DO realize that they're in highschool right??? Yes, blue may be a temporary boyfriend, but what's important in this movie is that Simon's finally free of the burden of having to keep that secret. And that his friends still love him.
What??! you didn't address the subject. LOL, you were talking to yourself. I brought up black history month to compare black people telling their stories THEIR WAY, not through the "white man's gaze" What are YOU talking about?
Okay I don’t think you understand what you just said about black history month... black history month is basically a celebration of African American history, the dates are February and October it’s also called African American history month... throughout the year it’s celebrated as well not just those two months... at my high school we had these certain days where you got to wear the flag of your country for example, Italia (Italy), Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Haiti etc. it was called flag week so on a specific week spread all throughout the year we were able to wear the flag of the country in our family’s history for example I’d wear the Italian flag to represent Italia (Italy) because that’s where my family is from so on a specific week in the school year I was able to wear that for a whole week, another example is Haitian flag week or Brazilian flag week, that’s just where I live, I don’t know about other schools in Massachusetts but at Medford High that’s what we did and we are a very diverse school and have a very diverse school system at our public schools in Medford Massachusetts not racist at all, we tolerate no bullying, no racism, no sexism, no homophobia, no negativity
you don't get it. There's a reason we have black history month because the rest of the year is "inherently" white, straight, men history. If you're going to make a gay movie then make make a gay movie, not some movie that has straight people in it to make movie palatable for people who are irrelevant.
Do you realize that inherently, Love, Simon doesn't have to be just a gay movie where you just "come out" and get it over with. And have you even watched the movie? Flirting, crushes, falling in love, heartbreak. Those are all present in the movie. Simon flirting with people he suspects to be Blue. Martin having a crush on Abby. Simon falling in love with Blue. Leah getting heartbroken after Simon sets her up with Nick. And about the relationship/ temporary boyfriend, do you realize that they're still teens? The message of the movie is that anyone deserves to be happy regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, status in life, etc.
I’m 22 years old and this film has helped me come out as a bisexual male. I’ve known I’ve been bi since I was 6 but for 16 years I’ve tried to convince myself it was all in my head, or I’m in a phase, but I can’t deny who I am just for the sake of being liked or not living the biblical traditional lifestyle
I thought what the mother said was incredibly touching, but I was pissed at the cursory kiss on the top of the head.....and then she walked out!!! The father's speech, hug and tears were SO much more palpable and supportive. IMVHO
Josh's speech always brings me to tears because I know I'll never get that, my dad will never accept me. It feels like I'm sort of getting that with his speech and that he's caring so much about his son. It's so important to me.
LifeLifewithLove ❤️❤️❤️ From what I’m reading in the comments, you’re definitely not alone. I don’t know how old you are but you never know what the future holds. The only thing that matters is that you love and accept yourself and do your best to surround yourself with people who will love and accept you the way you are. Because you deserve that and you are worth loving. If you can’t get it from your parents then find it somewhere else. If you’re still young then don’t give up hope on your dad just yet. Even the most hardcore parents have come around eventually. You will find power with the people who know what you’re going through. If you don’t have someone to talk to for help, there are many places to get support on how to deal with your parents. Whatever you do, don’t walk this path alone. I hope you find all the love and acceptance you deserve 🌈
I felt very sorry for Simon but at the same time I also kind of liked that they didnt make a big thing of him being gay. It was like 'I dont care that you're gay you still messed up our lives'. He didnt get special treatment for being gay.
i think for them to immediately back him up for the homophobic bullying might have seemed too cliche, that's why they left it out, and if they had defended him, we wouldn't get to see the scene where the teacher DRAGGGGSSS those two louses lol and also that very sweet scene with Simon and the other gay kid talking in the office I guess.
Although I do agree that if these were real people, I'd be giving them MASSIVE side eye hahahaha *insert Ru Paul judging you gif*
Okay yes they could’ve made more of an effort to empathize with his situation, but the fact is he still lied to his closest friends, manipulated them, and set them up for heartbreak. Fear of being outed, while a terrible thing (and I know because I have been outed before), doesn’t completely make up for that. He broke a trust, and that’s a very hard thing to forgive, under any circumstances.
I watched this at the theaters and it was so sweet and it made me very emotional, the most emotional parts for me was when his mom was telling him that she still loves him and the part when his dad hugs him. Amazing movie💙💙
I wish they had movies this when I was a teenager. It was rough navigating waters like that and have only u to rely on. It was a great experience, just rough. A movie like this would have made it easier for me. I'm glad teenagers have this.
I just saw the movie and completely fell in love with it. It exceeded my expectations in every way and it's been so long since I ever felt that a movie could impact us in real life in so many positive ways. This movie made me realise that representation matters so much today because it relfects our society for the better and it gives exposure to those who might not understand stories like this because there were nothing like this shown in past films. I think people's lives will be changed after watching this film and it gives me so much hope and joy. Thank you Greg, Nick and everyone who's a part of this production.
Craig Lambert Sounds like you've come a long way and know Who You Are in this life. Kudos! I'm lucky I have such a loving, supportive and amazing Christian mother! I don't ever take that for granted. She's my best friend, and I definitely am a better person because of her. =)
That's awesome! My mother's very religious. However, she knows and respects my religious view as I do hers. I am out to all of my family and those close to me. No one seems to have a problem with my homosexuality, and if anyone did, he would NOT be apart of my life.....PERIOD!!
Craig Lambert I completely get where you're coming from Craig! I grew up in a "cult" - - like environment, with a super religious father. So believe me, I definitely get you! I'm very agnostic myself, but I'm warming up to Toaism more and more. Spirituality is so much more beautiful, empowering and enlightening than religious is for me, personally!
I am not referring to what is actually printed in black and white in the bible. I am referring to ANY particular religion's literal interpretation and “preachings.” It's disgusting, homophobic, and most definitely hypocritical, (The Roman Catholics, Mormons, Christians and ESPECIALLY whatever f**kedup and warped beliefs are practiced overseas such as in the Middle East, Africa are the WORST). The Middle Eastern and African countries will jail, beat and and execute someone for being gay (based on its religious beliefs) WTF?? Are we living in the Middle Ages?? GEEZ! Time to teach tolerance and acceptance, Not hate and indifference. Hence, why I am VERY AGNOSTIC, almost Atheist.
I am 34 years old and not out, I feel like I lost so much in my life by not being able to be myself all those years, although living in London in the past ten years away from family and being able to be more myself here in London, is still so hard not being able to talk about my life with my family and friends when I go back home for visit, they keep trying to hook me up with girl and at 34 I already passed the age when most of my friends my age are married. My birthday was just last month and I actually felt sad becoming 34 and still in closed. If you not gone through it yourself you don't know how hard every day can be
matt & LDN and Khy Maaren: I'm older than both of you combined, didn't come out until your age, and want to share this with you. Everyone's coming out story is different. No one can tell you what is best for you, because your circumstances are unique to you. Not everyone is in a situation where they CAN come out. While it takes courage to come out, it also takes courage to remain in the closet and live your life as best as you can. It takes courage not to give up. Remember that you are loved and capable of loving.
You can be loved and respected and accomplish much living behind a mask. But there is a cost of doing business. And that is the doubts that you have about yourself. Deep down inside, I wondered whether people loved and respected the mask - or me, Whether it was me or the mask that accomplished all those good things. Even wondered who would accept my love and respect if they knew I was gay. Those doubts and guilt are perfectly natural when you are living behind a mask. Don't feel guilty. Understand that and deal with it.
It's like spending your life breathing through a straw. You get the oxygen you need to stay alive, but you never get to breathe free. It takes courage.
Your life journey is your own and only you know IF it is safe to come out, and when. I met someone to share my life with when I was 33, but still never came out at work, and only this past week came out to a bunch of my college fraternity brothers who saw my name in a newspaper article, googled me, saw I had earlier been mentioned in an article in a gay newspaper as being an openly gay elected public official.
How they approached this was amazing.
I got an e-mail Sunday from one of my fraternity brothers - with another dozen copied - saying they had seen the first article, and someone had seen the other in "the Blade," congratulating me on my election and wondering what I had been up to for the past 48 years. Mentioning the name of the gay newspaper was their way of bringing up the subject without actually bringing up the subject. That, to me, was extraordinarily kind, because it was all very awkward. I had been their brother for four years in college, but had never shared my true self in that time.
So I e-mailed him back saying I'd give him a call and catch everyone up, but I was taking requests: did they want my story chronologically, or did they want the coming out part first? I took a deep breath and pushed "send."
The e-mails and phone calls started, and everyone wanted to get together. They wanted pictures of me and my partner. They wanted to meet him. We shared our life stories, Tears were shed. They were my brothers then when we were young and are my brothers now, when we are old.
Only you know what path you can take, but let me share the wisdom I have gained on my journey: the greatest gift you can give someone is letting them know they are loved and capable of loving. You ARE loved and You ARE capable of loving. If you can't come out, or if it is not yet time to come out, find someone to talk to. Someone with whom you can safely share your journey and your struggle. It need not be another gay person. Just someone who will listen. If you are out to your friends and not your family, is there one person in the extended family you can trust?
I was where you are pretty much at your age, when a miracle popped into my life and we've been together for 37 years. So remember, you are loved and capable of loving. And remember this, above all: life is too short and too precious not to share.
Now go and live your life. Every day is a gift. Today is a gift. That's why they call it the present.
Khy Maaren I wish I could just reach through the screen and give you guys a big hug! Hope you're feeling a bit better inside, now that you have come out to a few close friends or people you can trust? I think I can understand where you're coming from about not being able "own yourself" as a person. If you ever feel like talking to a stranger, who cares, and wouldn't mind talking in a meaningful way, feel free to email me any time! I'll reply back right away, I'm such a night owl, my thoughts keeps wandering, and I hardly sleep, so I'm always awake contemplating everything in life.
So, here's my email, in case you wanted to shoot me a message about what's on your mind! =]
I wish I could tell you some advice. I'm also 34 - birthday was in April - and I came out to much less than a handful of people. I'm not really hiding the topic, I instead hide my whole person. I barely go out, I have no-one I can talk to in a truly meaningful way (including my family) and although I've been living in London, as well, for the past 2 years, I'm stuck in the same place where I was decades ago... I guess I'm still afraid to own myself which, strangely, I attribute to many things but my sexuality. I should be able to deal with them but something keeps me from doing so.
I don't have anything to cheer you up unless you count something as unhelpful as knowing that there are others slowly drifting away in similarly built boats.
matt & LDN I hope so much you'll be able to dig deep, and find the courage to finally Exhale Matt.
I live outside of London. And the day I finally came out and embraced who I always was--all along, but was finally able to show the real me, to all my friends And Family. Was the day that I found inner peace, and a bigger part of myself that I never knew existed, just came into being, from that moment onward - - I was changed for sure. I wish so much the same kind of peace for you too mate! Much Love.. It's your time to be free, to breathe and exhale! I believe in you Matt! =)
I watched this last night. At the ferris wheel scene and end of the movie, the whole audience cheered, screamed and clapped. This is such an important movie and I think it's going to change alot of people's lives.
omg, this person is me "I've known I was gay since I was like 5" I've known since I was five too except I'm bi, but I do still prefer boys/men lol. I really want to watch love Simon, but I don't have it at the movie theatre were I live :(
I loved that it just felt like a teen movie that anyone could watch. I could feel the whole audience smiling and there were a lot of older people in the audience. When Bram and Simon kissed I think that's when everyone went batshit, but the coming out scenes people were crying. Definitely an emotional rollercoaster, but would watch many times again
I loved this movie! I didn't expect to wallop me when Simon (spoil alert) had that living room moment with his mom. HOLY! It took me back to when I came out to my mom who sadly passed six months ago. I was like feeling her right there with me in the theater again. I truly loved watching this film and planned to see it again soon.
This was a great movie but it won't work for all families as some parents actually threaten kids that if they are gay they will be disowned especially Asian culture. America is easier though and for that I'm grateful.
Caitlin Villanueva Adapting that into a movie is going to be quite a challenge, given how many changes were made when adapting "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" into "Love, Simon" and how many of those changes conflict with what Becky Albertalli wrote in both books. Still, I think with the same filmmakers and cast, it could be accomplished.
Becky Albertalli, the author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, has another novel coming out this April called Leah on the Offbeat. It’s technically a sequel, but focuses more on Leah. Let’s just hope they make a movie adaptation for that too.
Many celebrities have sponsored free screenings of this film in places where it might not be fully accepted or appreciated. This is an awesome way to pay it forward for those gay celebrities who are now very successful.
This terrific film needs to be seen by as many people as possible. Take a friend or tell a friend and enjoy a wonderful experience.
I guess it would be nice if the Obamas go to see this film but it would be even more awesome if President Trump sees this film and then is moved by it. The Obamas don't really need to see it. President Trump probably NEEDS to see it.
Tbh I don't think having Trump watch the movie would do any good. There's no changing him. He's such a lost cause. So lost and hateful and clueless- he's a sociopath, basically. All we can do is wait for his time to expire.
Maura maybe he’ll get there one day. Parents just want to know their kids are happy and can be successful in life so maybe when he sees you’re doing just fine, he’ll soften up. It sounds like he has some inner turmoil that would make the movie and talking about it too uncomfortable for him. Maybe when you feel ready to do so, you could write him a letter just telling him how you feel and you understand that he may not be ready to talk about it yet but that you need your dad and you still value his guidance so whenever he is ready, you would love to start a conversation with him. I think a lot of dads have a hard time talking about it or tend to avoid it altogether because they equate being gay/bi etc with a sexual act. The last thing dads want to talk to their kids about is gay sex lol If he could just understand that is not what defines being gay and that’s definitely not the kind of conversation you want to have with him, maybe he can relax a little. If he knew you just needed him there for Dad things like any child would need (maybe list some of his favorite things the 2 of you could do together) maybe it would ease his mind. Dads and men in general tend to like things spelled out for them especially when they feel unprepared or in the dark. It’s uncomfortable for them when they don’t know what to expect. If you could help prepare him and tell him exactly what you want from him, he’ll see it’s not so bad. I think he’s just scared and there is hope for him yet. He didn’t kick you out after you came out, right? So I doubt asking for a conversation is going to cause that...especially with your mom there. It’s unlikely to happen and you will feel like a ton of weight has come off your shoulders. You’re not asking him to dye his hair rainbow and wear a “my kid is gay” shirt so he really just needs to get over his fears and I think he’ll get there. Try to avoid assuming the worst because you don’t know for sure what he’s thinking and feeling so stay positive and count your blessings that you have your mom because some don’t even have that. Your mom is also your best advocate. Have you talked to her about it? Maybe she can work on getting him to come around? He needs to understand it doesn’t need to be awkward or something to shy away from and your mom should be able to help with that. Your idea for a LGBTQ support is fantastic!! You already sound like a bright, intelligent person and I’m sure your dad sees that too ❤️
George, at this point, it seems like my dad will kick me out if I say one word about my sexuality or the nonprofit I'm starting to help local lgbt+ youth. I'm just glad that I have my mom on my side. They are both Roman Catholic, but Mom is open to conversation, which makes a world of difference.
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