Netflix is aiming to grab the “Love, Simon” audience.
Riding the wave of Love, Simon’s success—and just in time for Pride—Netflix is premiering its own gay-teen romantic comedy this June.
Alex Strangelove tells the story of Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a well-rounded senior with a wonderful girlfriend named Claire (Beach Rats’ Madeline Weinstein), and a bright future ahead of him. But as Alex works towards achieving one last teenage milestone—losing his virginity—he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), a handsome, charming gay kid from the other side of town.
The new arrival sends Alex on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as he explores his sexual identity and navigates the pitfalls of high school. Joanna Adler, Isabella Amara, and William Ragsdale also star.
Director Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) describes the movie, produced by Ben Stiller, as “a fun, funny, and flirty film located down the street from Pretty in Pink, around the corner from Superbad, and right next door to new neighbor Love, Simon.”
Strangelove will be released in selected theaters and on Netflix June 8.