Love, Simon

Directed by Greg Berlanti


Keywords: Sexual orientation, coming out

For: Teens

Trigger warnings: homophobia, outing


Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he’s gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.


Review :

This movie shows in a positive way the life of a gay teenager in his coming out process. The director of this movie succeeded at putting us in Simon’s shoes, making us live the stress and the anxiety connected to a coming out, even in a positive social and familial context. There are a few moments where homophobia is present in the movie, but what I remember most is Simon’s strength. We feel many emotions that the character feels through his family’s relationship, his friendships and his romantic relationships 😉 In this movie, every character is beautiful and this story considers the diversity of realities. Besides, we can see that through Simon’s interactions with Ethan, another gay character that’s racialized. Ethan doesn’t experience his story the same way Simon does. Also, I found it interesting to see the good intentions of the adults who want to make sure that every teenager could feel comfortable in their environment, even if some are uncomfortable with sexual diversity, which is not that far from reality 😉 The scene that made me tear up is the one where Simon talks with his mom to know if she knew he was gay before his coming out. Jennifer Garner is a wonderful mother!