The first official trailer has been released for the John Hughes-esque high school film “Love, Simon.”
“Love, Simon” follows 17-year-old Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) as he struggles with coming out to his friends and family. In the middle of it all, Simon starts to fall for an anonymous classmate he meets online.
Greg Berlanti directs the film based on the book by Becky Albertalli. It also stars Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg, Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel and Tony Hale.
The trailer’s debut, which has already received more than a million views, sent the internet into a frenzy as Simon is the first gay main character in a mainstream teen drama.
i honestly don’t think i’ve ever heard anyone in a movie trailer say the words “i’m gay” and when simon did i just burst out in tears, this means so much honestly #LoveSimon
— love, alina (@sehunicky) November 28, 2017
im sobbing we finally have a cheesy, soft and cute romantic movie that isn’t about heteros #LOVESIMON
— vince loves kat (@Iauharrier) November 28, 2017
i have real like tears staining my cheeks right now because of the #LOVESIMON trailer it’s so comforting to see a gay kid be the main character in a huge romantic teen comedy and im so ready
— love, hailey (@crisskeery) November 28, 2017
“Love, Simon” hits theaters on March 16, 2018.