once love, simon opens the cinematic doors for lgbt rom coms it’s over for hetero bitches
just found out that people are boycotting this movie because the author is straight…….honestly if y’all let this movie flop i’m coming for everyone’s throats! no mercy! this is such a fake woke agenda! love, simon doesn’t deserve this! if y’all wanted to boycott an lgbt movie call me by your name was right there but y’all let that bitch prosper!
I actually looked up the author, Becky Albertalli, a while back when I was first getting hyped for Love, Simon, and from what I found (and please let me know if I’m wrong, this info is coming from a few quick google searches) she hasn’t just created multiple, well-written LGBTQ characters, she also worked for years with LGBTQ teens and support groups, particularly for gender nonconforming kids. If that doesn’t tell you how far this woman is willing to go to aid LGBTQ folk, I don’t know what will.
YEP. She addresses this in the very end of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda in her acknowledgements – she wrote the book with the help of a multitude of LGBTQ teenagers. She wrote what she knew from experience, but for the things she did not have experience with, she sought the wisdom of the people she was writing the book for. She is a genuinely awesome ally.