Beck Albertalli’s popular book, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” was turned into a film in 2018 known as Love, Simon, a story about a closeted gay teenager growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta and having to come to terms with his sexuality and coming out.
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As someone who read the book, I was happy to see the film adaptation in 2018. The LGBTQ inclusivity doesn’t stop there, though! Excitingly, there is a television series inspired by Love, Simon called Love, Victor, which will debut in June, LGBTQ Pride month.
The series, from This is Us executives and producers, just finished it’s production of it’s 10-episode first season, and is opening up the floor for writers to come up with material for a second season. The new film series follows the main character, Victor, in the same school as Simon, Creekwood High School. Victor’s journey involves self-discovery: struggling with his sexual orientation and facing challenges at home, like alcohol use and parental marital issues.
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Disney made the decision to move the new series from Disney+ to Hulu, another service they own, as they want to keep Disney+ as a family-friendly streaming service while keeping Hulu as more adult-themed. As a result, more adult-oriented programming will be shifted to Hulu and Disney+ will feature family-friendly content only.
Keep an eye out for Love, Victor, premiering sometime in June, if you’re interested! Also, consider picking up Becky Albertalli’s book if you’ve never read it!
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