The next Love, Simon? Netflix unveils trailer for Alex Strangelove
James R | On 11, May 2018
Netflix is taking a leaf from Love, Simon’s book with its new high school romance, Alex Strangelove – and a new trailer gives us a launch at the promisingly raunchy result.
The film follows Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny), a high school senior who 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 film was snapped up by the streaming service last year and is helmed Craig Johnson, the director Wilson. Produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films, the project began as STX Entertainment before jumping to Netflix after failing to get off the ground. Johnson penned the script, with Jared Ian Goldman and Nicky Weinstock on producing duties.
The film premieres on Netflix on Friday 8th June. Here’s a trailer:
Alex Strangelove is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.