‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ Author Jenny Han Explains Why She Made Jeremiah Queer in the Show

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“The Summer I Turned Pretty” and its Prime Video adaptation. While some exist to create a more gripping plot for television, others are meant to create more well-rounded, modern characters.Fans of the book series might notice that, while Jeremiah’s sexuality is never mentioned in the novels, he is queer in the adaptation.

During Episode 2, he walks Belly around the country club and points out each guy and girl he’s kissed. “I have to attribute this to Jenny Han because this is a wonderful example of bringing her book and her characters into today’s world,” Gavin Casalegno told TheWrap of the change to his character. “I think it was so important to update that just to really relate to people and to also bring more diversity into the show.

I love who Jeremiah is. He’s still figuring himself out and loving everybody, and that’s something that I admire about him.”Season 1 of the series follows Belly (Lola Tung), a 16-year-old who has been in love with the son of her mother’s best friend, Conrad (Christopher Briney), for as long as she can remember.

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