- Twentieth Century Fox
Adapted from Becky Albertalli’s 2015 young-adult novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and set in a Georgia suburb, the film follows closeted young Simon (Nick Robinson) on a digital-era coming-of-age journey that involves falling in love with a fellow student via anonymous correspondence.
Although criticized for eschewing some of the source material’s juicier bits (The New Yorker called it “chaste” and said director Greg Berlanti’s “balancing act for the mainstream leaves little room for the physical expression of gay love”), the film contained enough gay content (which ultimately boils down to a kiss) to warrant a recent ban in India — during Pride month no less — prompting disgruntled fans to take to Twitter using the hashtag #ReleaseLoveSimoninIndia.
Free, Fri Jun 22, 8pm, Sexology Institute and Boutique, 707 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 487-0371, sexologyinstitute.com.
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