Have You Seen “Love Simon?”

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By Jackie Pilossoph, Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling, Love Essentially columnist and author

‘Love, Simon’ represents a turning point in high-school romance genre 

by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group

I have often thought about how unbelievably difficult it must be for a gay teenager to come out.

It’s challenging enough for any high school kid to feel accepted and “normal,” but imagine the pressure of trying to fit in if you’re gay or transgender.

So when I heard about the new movie, “Love, Simon,” I was both intrigued and impressed. It’s the first box-office romantic comedy I can remember hearing of that features as its main character a closeted high school kid.

 

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“Love, Simon” is the story of Simon Spier, a likable 17 year-old high school senior with a great life and family. There’s only one problem: Simon (played by Nick Robinson) hasn’t told his friends and family he’s gay.

Click here to read the rest of the article, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press editions.

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Editor-in-chief: Jackie Pilossoph

Divorce is a journey. Live it with grace, courage and gratitude. Peace and joy are on the way! Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

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