Think Love Is Strange? Meet Alex Strangelove

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The reception to this summer’s Love, Simon was decidedly mixed. It seemed that for every fan who appreciated the value of a mainstream movie about a kinder, gentler coming out process, there was a detractor who felt the film was too white, too straight, or simply made everything too easy. In light of this, it will be interesting to see how audiences respond to a more indie-minded take on similar subject matter. Alex Strangelove tells the story of Alex Truelove, a high school senior with a girlfriend named Claire and a bright future ahead. In fact, he’s already made plans to tackle one last milestone: losing his virginity. But the situation becomes complicated when he meets handsome homosexual Elliot, who inadvertently sparks a sexual identity crisis in Alex that sets him on a quest to discover what love, sex and friendship are all about. With all due respect to Love, Simon director Greg Berlanti — who helped create some of our all time favorite TV, we have high hopes for Strangelove in part because it was helmed by Craig Johnson, who wrote and directed the hilariously morose Skeleton Twins, which starred Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as a deeply depressed pair of siblings. netflix.com

Last modified: June 13, 2018