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The Stars of LOVE SIMON Talk The Film’s Story

According to stars of the highly anticipated film LOVE SIMON, the film could be life-saving.

At a screening of Love, Simon on Thursday, stars of the film – Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, and Alexandra Shipp – spoke about why they think the story of the film is so important to tell.

Katherine Langford said a movie like Love, Simon “would have meant a lot to [her] friends and a lot to [her]” growing up. She added: “The LGBTQ community is still very underrepresented in terms of media. Although we’ve had some fantastic films that have come out in the last few years, like ‘Carol’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ this really is the first big studio making a mainstream film about a gay teenager.”

Robinson, who plays the lead role, said:

Moviegoers want to see their stories represented onscreen … Hopefully, this is not the last. Hopefully, this is the first of many films that show a broader section of life.

Co-star Alexandra Shipp believes in the power of the film’s impact: “I chose to do the movie because it’s going to save lives and create allies … I think that’s something that the world needs really, really badly right now. We’re hungry for it. We’re hungry for education. We’re hungry for representation.”

For more Love, Simon news, check out the recent Q&A that’s full of information and more cast thoughts!

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.

Watch Love, Simon on March 16th, 2018.

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By Nat, the Geek Girl

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