15 Powerful Love, Simon Reactions That Show Why the Film Is So Groundbreaking
15 Powerful 'Love, Simon' Reactions That Show Why the Film Is So Groundbreaking
"Cried thinking about all the LGBTQ+ kids who never got to see this movie."
Love, Simon has moviegoers around the world shook.
The teenage rom-com is the first blockbuster hit to star a gay lead and has grossed nearly $24 million. It's already being called a John Hughes-esqe classic. But what makes the film truly groundbreaking is its impact on the LGBT community.
\u201cSaw \u201cLove, Simon.\u201d\n\nCried through the entire second half of the movie.\n\nCried when the theater (mostly teens) erupted in cheers when two boys kissed.\n\nCried thinking about all the LGBTQ+ kids who never got to see this movie.\n\nCried because I was almost one of them.\n\nSee it, y\u2019all\u201d— Sam Donovan (@Sam Donovan) 1521465764
The movie has inspired many teens to come out to their families:
\u201cafter watching #lovesimon with my dad, i came out to him in the car. i had the courage to come out to my parents bc of this movie. this movie is important, pls go see it. i cannot stress enough how important/life changing this movie is for the lgbtq+ community. @lovesimonmovie\u201d— kaila (@kaila) 1521420533
Some felt more comfortable with their sexuality because of the movie:
\u201cI\u2019ve never been comfortable kissing or putting my arm around my gf in a movie theatre or public in general. Tonight I laid my head on her shoulder while we watched Love, Simon and felt completely comfortable for the first time. So yeah, I\u2019d say this movie is pretty important.\u201d— clem (@clem) 1521265628
Its even changing hearts of LGBTQ family members who might not have immediately understood:
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A crowded theater applauding a gay kiss is revolutionary:
\u201cyo i just saw love simon and the entire theater EXPLODED into applause at the end. people were cheering louder than i\u2019ve ever heard anyone cheer at a movie. don\u2019t EVER say films like that are not necessary or important.\u201d— maddy \ud83d\udc1d (@maddy \ud83d\udc1d) 1521253126
\u201cyeah sex is great but have you ever experienced the pure joy that comes from watching the end of love, simon and hearing the whole theater erupt into applause\u201d— sir steve the bitchless (@sir steve the bitchless) 1521343484
Celebrities can't stop talking about it.
\u201cLOVE, SIMON made me SO HAPPY. I laughed a lot but I didn't realize how moved I'd be. I didn't realize til watching it how much I wanted & needed movies like this & how much I missed out on by not having them. I wish it existed when I was younger but I'm glad it does now. GO!!!!\u201d— billy eichner (@billy eichner) 1521405248
\u201cI hope everyone of us is buying a ticket (many tickets) to @lovesimonmovie this weekend. For the closeted high schoolers we were. For the closeted high schoolers there still are. And for our younger selves that supported every goddamn str8 teen rom com. It\u2019s time we got our own.\u201d— sam greisman (@sam greisman) 1521223785
\u201cDear @GBerlanti Thank you for making @lovesimonmovie that shows the world just a flicker of how hard coming out can be for LGBTQ youth even in the most accepting of families and the best of circumstances. Society has come a long way, but has a long way to go. #LoveIsLove\u201d— Cody Matz (@Cody Matz) 1521669041
\u201cCan\u2019t stress how important I think it is to go out and support films like @lovesimonmovie We need to see more LGBTQ positive representation on the big screen. I cried,I laughed and I was truly touched. Went and saw this with my whole family and can\u2019t recommend it enough.\u201d— Tegan and Sara (@Tegan and Sara) 1522029886
Representation is so important, now more than ever.