“Love, Simon” or “A Gay Teens Coming (of age) Out Story” my fuckin review

Here is my review for “Love, Simon“. Okay so this is the first big gay Hollywood teen movie. That’s a big deal, it took them until 2018 to make it. The film starts off with a teen named Simon. He is just your average teen but he wants to love dudes. Ya know, make out with them or bang them. Nobody knows he is gay and he is scared shitless about it, because people are assholes and they will beat him up or make fun of him etc. One day Simon finds out that there is another gay dude in his school and he starts emailing him secretly. They don’t know who each other are though. Simon has fantasies about which guy at his school it might be. It’s a like a murder mystery but without anyone getting murdered. Unless murdering that ass counts. In the end Simon has to deal with coming out and how his friends and family will treat him afterwards all while trying to get a date. Also his papers due!

Okay so this movie is great. It really is the first big Hollywood moving about being a gay teen and how hard it is to be gay in High School. It really has all the sort of jokes and characters you would expect in a teen movie, which is fun. Everyone in it really does a great job and you are interested on who they are etc. Nick Robinson really is a star and he has been great in everything I have seen him in. You really believe what he is selling you, and it’s sadness and excitement. If you don’t know what it’s like to be a gay teen then this movie does a good job letting the audience know without being super preachy. They even casted a lot of gay actors to be in the film also.  Jennifer Garner has a great speech in the movie about just because you are gay it doesn’t change who you are. It really is a fun and emotional coming of age (out) story. You will enjoy it for sure and also learn some things about how hard it is for gay teens. Go see it! It’s a positive film about being gay, and being in love. That things will work out for gay teens aka LGBT kids. 

The Trailer:

The Facts:

A. Nick Robinson is great in this film and he really is a star. He was great in “The Kings of Summer” too.

B. Joey Pollari plays Lyle in the film and is gay in real life. He was good too. 

http://www.newnownext.com/love-simon-joey-pollari-comes-out-gay/03/2018/

C. Keiynan Lonsdale plays Kid Flash in The Flash TV show, and is also gay in real life. 

D. Here is Nick talking to Ellen about his brother coming out.

E. Miles Heizer is great. I love him in this and “13 Reasons Why” The were rumors that he and his 13 Reasons Why costar were dating for a while. 

 

Kisses from 13 Reasons Why

F. Simon’s friends in the film were believable too. It’s a teen movie, make the teens real and they did. Katherine Langford Alexandra Shipp Jorge Lendeborg Jr. were all fun. It was a feel good movie. 

G. A gay Director,  Xavier Dolanwrote a love letter to the film. Read it. He is a good director also.

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/03/xavier-dolan-love-simon-review-queer-cinema-1201941032/

H. Directed by Greg Berlanti  (Written for ArrowThe FlashTitans, Dawson’s Creek, ) He also produces Riverdale.

He is on the left with his husband Robbie Rogers on the right.

I. Simple but effective. I am into it.

“The Florida Project” or “A Magical Sad Story” my fuckin review

Here is my review for “The Florida Project“. This movie is directed by Sean Baker who directed “Tangerine“. A brilliant movie. So I was excited to see this film.

Okay the story opens with Kool & and the Gang’s song “Celebration” which really sets the mood of the film, because they start off with two kids living in a run down motel called “The Magic Castle”. The kids Moonee and Scooty are running around having “good times” and causing trouble in the Neighborhood. The neighborhood is a strip of tourists traps and run-down motels near Disney World. Places that were once designed to be magical but are now filled with people who can’t afford to pay rent week to week. The motels are painted with bright colors and have names like “The Magic Castle” and “Futureland” which sound and look like fun and dreams, but in reality are full of sadness and shit. The kids pretty much run around the adults the first half of the film in the world they live in, but then you start to realize their parents are full of problems. Moonee’s mother is a dancer who makes money by stealing and selling perfume. The Manager Bobby (Willem Dafoe) is annoyed by the kids but still watches out for them because their parents don’t. Shit is always real and you get to see how these kids and people live in what used to be a magical place, and maybe still is to kids who don’t know any better.

Okay this movie was amazing. It’s honest, funny and real as fuck. The kids are the best and you will love them. They are vulgar and street smart but also feel like real kids. It never felt fake or cheap or scripted. Just people living their lives and they took us on a tour of those lives. Shit is happy and shit is sad. They also live right in front of Disney and are broke as fuck and can never get inside to the real “Magic Castle” just the busted purple motel they live in. Willem Dafoe does a great job and you feel sorry for him stuck being the manager of this hotel and stuck watching kids that aren’t his. Usually he creeps me out but in this he really feels like a goddamn human for once.  The director Sean Baker really gave it to you, and you really feel like he grew up there. It never felt forced and cheesy and those kids deserve Oscars. You will love this movie and you will laugh a lot and you might cry too. This is one of the most realistic, interesting, and entertaining films I have seen this year. Go check it out. You will dig it for sure. 

The Trailer:

The Facts:

A.Christopher Rivera and  Brooklynn Prince are amazing. Give them Oscars.  

B. Sean Baker Directed this movie and he also did an amazing movie called “Tangerine“. Go watch that one too. Here is my review of that film. Tangerine review

C.  Bria Vinaite plays Halley and she was realistic also. A mother who is selfish but also loves her daughter and is stuck in a magical shit hole.

D. Willem Dafoe was great in this and honestly one of the few roles I liked him in. He felt honest.

E. The opening song is Kool & The Gangs “Celebration”. Which says a lot about the film, starting it on a happy note on this Disney Strip of shit hotels and motels. Kids celebrating good times in the middle of the adults hard times. What a great opening.

F. Two shots from the movie. The color in this movie is incredible. It’s like a coloring book. Beautiful trash.

G. This poster is great. The color and the girls and everything.

 

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