Sleeper hit Love, Simon tackles the trials of coming out

Nick Robinson plays the titular character in Love, Simon.
Nick Robinson plays the titular character in Love, Simon.PHOTO: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Love, Simon, tells the story of a teenager who has to reveal his sexual orientation to friends and family

The first gay teenage romantic comedy to be made by a major Hollywood studio, Love, Simon is a sleeper hit in the United States, where the US$17 million (S$22.7 million) film has earned more than US$40 million at the box office since opening last month, making it one of the most commercially successful teen films in years.

And at a recent screening of the movie in Los Angeles, stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel say that the more audiences embrace it, the more the industry will produce such stories, which are still seen as a gamble.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2018, with the headline 'The trials of coming out'. Print Edition | Subscribe