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Blockers Director Kay Cannon Made the First Feminist Teen Sex Comedy

It’s been a while since we’ve had a good, old-fashioned teen sex comedy. The genre saw a rise in popularity in the ’80s, a resurgence in the late ’90s thanks to American Pie, but petered out by the mid-aughts. And maybe that’s a good thing. The most popular examples—Porky’s, American Pie, Superbad—were told through the male perspective. For every Little ...

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Nick Robinson steps into the spotlight as a teen coming out in 'Love, Simon'

At 22, Robinson is in that phase of life where performing mundane adulthood tasks still feels thrilling. He’s finding his footing as a twentysomething Angeleno just as he’s coming into his own in the movie business too. This weekend, Robinson is carrying his first major studio film: “Love, Simon,” in which he stars as a high schooler struggling to come ...

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Fox Hopes Gay Teen Film ‘Love, Simon’ Goes Mainstream

“Love, Simon” director Greg Berlanti had just two marketing requests for 20th Century Fox, the studio behind the gay teen romantic comedy that bowed this weekend. Berlanti, the prolific showrunner of CW series like “The Flash” and “Riverdale,” said that first and foremost, he asked the studio not to downplay the lead character’s sexual orientation. “To me, that was in and ...

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'Love, Simon' is a sweet, disarming first: a gay teen romantic comedy from a major studio

It is also, most cleverly and artificially, a detective story, one in which the sleuth is trying to figure out someone else’s secret while also hiding his own. The busy complications of teenage romance take a noirish turn when the designated class irritant, Martin (Logan Miller), stumbles on Simon’s secret emails and begins blackmailing him, hoping to land a date ...

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'Love, Simon' Review: Gay Teen Romance Is 'John Hughes for Woke Audiences'

A seemingly ordinary coming-of-age tale that looms large because of its inclusive romantic embrace, Love, Simon wins you over by capturing your heart without pushing too hard for the prize. Given the recent high points of gay cinema on the indie circuit – the Oscar-garlanded Moonlight and Call Me By Your Name being the most high-profile examples – it’s a ...

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Update: Nicolas Cage to voice Superman in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

Update: It’s recently been announced that Nicolas Cage will be joining the cast of TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES as the Man of Steel himself, Superman. Cage, who in the past nearly starred as Big Blue for the WB’s long-defunct SUPERMAN LIVES, even named his son Kal-El, in honor of DC’s Strange Visitor. Fans of the RAISING ARIZONA star have long-awaited ...

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