This is the series sequel to the movie, “Love, Simon” (2018). That movie was directed by Greg Berlanti, who has created most of the shows on The CW. I hadn’t seen the movie, so I watched that first. It was pretty good. In the movie, Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) is a closeted gay high school boy at Creekwood High. It was based on a novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.”
This new series follows a different gay high school boy, Victor (Michael Cimino) – one who is Latino and has a very religious family. Both the movie and show take place at a high school, Creekwood High, in Atlanta (not a real school). However, there are no Southern accents to speak of. That’s what happens when you cast people in L.A., I guess. Like Simon, Victor is very handsome.
Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty,” “Devious Maids”) plays Victor’s clueless mom. Anthony Turpel (“Bold and the Beautiful“) plays his dorky friend that lives in the same building. Victor tries to figure out if he’s really gay or not. He has feelings for a girl, Mia (Rachel Hilson), but also lusts after Benji (George Sear), who is openly gay.
It’s a fun little teen drama. I think it’s slightly more realistic in the TV show than in the movie. I don’t know why any gay teen would be closeted nowadays, unless their parents are super religious – especially in a big city like Atlanta. The movie didn’t quite ring true to me for that reason, but the show does seem true. Not only does Victor have to worry about his conservative parents, but he’s the new guy in school, which is always tough. Check it out. Teens should love it.
School’s back in session, so get ready for all the feels with the official trailer for Hulu’s upcoming YA dramedy series Love, Victor, set in the world of the 2018 groundbreaking film LOVE, SIMON. The series will premiere with all 10 episodes (binge) on June 19th, only on Hulu.
Synopsis: Set in the world of the 2018 groundbreaking film LOVE, SIMON which was inspired by Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city and exploring his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.
The series stars Michael Cimino (ANABELLE COMES HOME), Ana Ortiz (“Whiskey Cavalier,” “Ugly Betty”), James Martinez (“One Day at a Time”), Isabella Ferreira (“Orange is the New Black”), Mateo Fernandez, Rachel Naomi Hilson (“This Is Us”), Bebe Wood (“The Real O’Neal’s”, “The New Normal”), George Sear (“Will”, “Into the Badlands”), Anthony Turpel (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) and Mason Gooding (BOOKSMART).
The film’s original writers Isaac Aptaker (“This Is Us“) and Elizabeth Berger (“This Is Us“) serve as executive producers alongside Brian Tanen (GRAND HOTEL), Jason Ensler (“The Passage”), Isaac Klausner (THE HATE U GIVE), Marty Bowen (FIRST MAN), Adam Fishbach (“Narcos”), Wyck Godfrey (“I, Robot”), Pouya Shahbazian (DIVERGENT) and Adam Londy. 20th Century Fox Television serves as the studio.
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