LGBTQ people have long been buried under tropes and unsubtle stereotypes in film and television. Just like most woman-loving-woman relationships, the film is quite the saga of ups, downs, heartbreak, and tortured passion. Many grew up watching and loving classic '80s high school rom-coms such as Pretty in Pink , Sixteen Candles , and Say Anything. Based on the novel Simon vs. Featuring a queer actor as one of the main love interests, and a gay director, Love, Simon is a movie that will likely have you crying and clapping through scenes as you watch.
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It's also a touching story about acceptance, as David struggles with his conservative father's Bradley Whitford refusal to acknowledge his sexuality. Although the film may be too grim and unsentimental for some, Vidal-Naquet manages to find striking moments of intimate connection, and the feral final shot will stick with you for weeks. The less you know the better about this sexy, darkly funny movie, which has plenty of gasp-worthy twists and a surprising female empowerment story. What will it take for Hollywood to give lesbians some electricity? While many beats of their forbidden romance seem familiar, Waterson and Kirby deliver career-best performances as women quietly bonding over grief, motherhood and unrealized dreams. And in the movie's most memorable scene, Salvador reconnects with a former lover Leonardo Sbaraglia , now married with a wife and kids.
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Jude Dry. Over the course of the last four years, there has been at least one queer film in the Oscar race each year. Oscars or not, there is still so much to celebrate in queer cinema. Smaller, independent films are garnering interest on the worldwide stage as streaming sites make content more accessible. Each year brings more varied and inspiring queer films, one just has to know where to look.