Netflix seems to on a mission to prove that whatever Hollywood can do, it can do too. After Tinsel Town produced its first mainstream gay teen comedy release, Netflix is lining up something that fits in the same ballpark – Alex Strangelove. The first trailer for the movie has arrive, which suggests that unlike Love, Simon, this one won’t be ignoring the fact teens like to have sex.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘High school senior Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) has it all – the grades, the girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), and the motley crew of hilarious friends. Everything is smooth sailing until Alex shares that he’s decided to part ways with his virginity – and meets Elliott (Antonio Marziale), a sweet and confident gay boy who isn’t shy about his instant crush on Alex…who may or may not feel the same. Rocketed into a endearing and amusing journey of sexual and self-exploration, Alex ultimately learns that like so much of growing up, love can be confusing. And that’s okay.’
The Skeleton Twins director Craig Johnson is behind the movie, which will start streaming on Netflix from June 8th. Take a look at the trailer below.