Just got this email about a new rom-com about a teenaged white boy coming out of the closet movie. If you loved the rather surprising sleeper hit “Love, Simon” then you’ll probably be interested in “Alex Strangelove” (no relation….) which opens in a few theaters and Netflix on June 8th just in time for Pride Month.
Synopsis:ALEX STRANGELOVE tells the story of Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) and a bright future ahead of him – and with plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity. But things get complicated when he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a handsome and charming gay kid from the other side of town, who unwittingly sends Alex on a rollercoaster journey of sexual identity, kicking off a hilarious and moving exploration of love, sex and friendship in our liberated and confusing modern times. Written and directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins, Wilson), produced by Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jared Ian Goldman.