Reality check

These tweets about ‘Love, Simon’ are going viral for all the right reasons

Based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertali, Greg Berlanti‘s new film Love, Simon is the first ever major studio film aimed at teens to feature a same-sex romance.

It also features a diverse cast: Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) and Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash) play the lead roles alongside Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) as Simon Spier, the closeted gay 16-year-old who falls in love via text with another male student at his high school.

The release has prompted some criticism, even from LGBTQ audiences, along the lines of “Do we really need this story in 2018?”

Here to offer a beautifully-worded argument that yes, indeed we do, is the Trevor Project’s Chief Growth Officer, Calvin Stowell, via Twitter:

Check out the trailer for Love, Simon below: