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Community, Corgi, and Definitely: TIME TIME Follow @TIME Love Simon' is a groundbreaking gay movie But do today's teens actually need it?'" Love, Simon' Is a Groundbreaking Gay Movie. But Do Today's Teens Actually It's a milestone that is overdue, but has been outpaced by real life time.com as bee outpac y real christopherokamoto: obsolote-corgi: grannyweatherwax: susiephone: can straight people just, like… shut the fuck up? please? just for five minutes? please? please just shut up? this article is literally written by a gay man. who is openly married to his partner. and if you read it, it talks about how this movie is in fact too bland and unrelatable for today’s queer teens. β€œA milestone that feels overdue–the first mainstream teen comedy foregrounding a gay character–may have been outpaced by real life. Can a love story centered around a gay teen who is very carefully built to seem as straight as possible appeal to a generation that’s boldly reinventing gender and sexuality on its own terms?” like. there’s definitely the valid argument to be made that just normalizing depictions of gay romance and gay protagonists is very important, because representation is still not what it should be, by a long shot. but this article is about another issue altogether, and makes some points which are worth considering…  namely that this movie doesn’t go far enoughΒ in providing that representation to today’s teens, but seems aimed more at a previous generation. but so like. can we not just make blanket assumptions like this, as a community? can we not leap to conclusions without taking five seconds to educate ourselves? honestly. BLESS THIS ADDITIONΒ  The headline Daniel D’Addario deserved:
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