Alex Strangelove

Directed by Craig Johnson


Keywords: sexual orientation, coming out, romantic relationships

For: Teens

Trigger warnings: explicit sexuality, homophobia


Alex, high school class president, nerd and a straight-A student, has been dating Claire a long time. They decide to sleep together but then he meets a gay guy and he’s confused.



The characters of the movie are charming and make the movie more interesting. Alex’s confusion about his sexual orientation and the difficulties that come with it are well represented. On the other hand, a lot of movies already tackle this subject and this one didn’t bring anything new. The story is cliche and not very surprising, but it was still interesting and modern. I liked that it was a comedy because many movies about discovering your sexual orientation or about coming out are dramas. This is a simple but realistic feel-good movie!