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“Love, Simon” is a welcomed step forward for the LGBT community

A movie to celebrate the LGBTQ community such as

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A movie to celebrate the LGBTQ community such as "Love, Simon" was long overdue.

Brooke McCormick and Gina Dorsey

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A movie that has caused a lot of buzz lately is Love, Simon. Love, Simon is the first coming of age movie featuring an LGBT main character that has been supported by a major production company.

The film stars many talented actors such as Nick Robinson as Simon Spier, Katherine Langford as Leah, Jennifer Garner as Mrs. Spier, and Josh Duhamel as Mr. Spier. It centers around Simon, a closeted teen, who falls in love with an anonymous pen pal, Blue, who is also a closeted teen at his school, that he interacts with via email about their mutual struggles. The movie fixates on Simon’s process of accepting himself, coming out to his family and friends, and finding out Blue’s true identity.

Along with this film being a milestone for the LGBT community, it is genuinely enjoyable to watch. This film has a similar plot of many past coming-of-age films, but what separates this movie from all the others is the fact that it has an LGBT main character. The movie itself keeps viewers intrigued from beginning to end, keeping them guessing what Blue’s true identity is. It is also heartwarming to see Simon’s transition out of the closet from the beginning of the film to the end. Tears will be shed by audiences after seeing how accepting Simon’s family and friend’s are of his sexuality after finally working up the courage to tell them.

Other than the fact that it is a great film, this movie is very important to LGBT youth. Now, LGBT teens are finally able to watch movies on the big screen that feature representations of people like them as Love, Simon is more relatable to them.

Hopefully the success of Love, Simon is an indication to major production studios that people want to see more minorities represented on screen, whether it be via race, gender, or sexuality.

In conclusion, Love, Simon is a great movie that should be supported by the public so that more movies with minority leads are created in the future.

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