Josh Duhamel Wants to Sign Up for Grindr in New 'Love, Simon' Clip

  • metta

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    Mar 08, 2018 5:16 PM GMT


    Josh Duhamel Wants to Sign Up for Grindr in New Love, Simon Clip




    https://www.pride.com/movies/2018/3/06/josh-duhamel-wants-sign-grindr-new-love-simon-clip
  • bro4bro

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    Mar 08, 2018 6:34 PM GMT
    I'm eagerly awaiting this movie. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 92% rating - very high! The director, Greg Berlanti, also directed The Broken Hearts Club, one of my favorite gay films.

    It's being given a wide distribution - almost unheard of for a gay film; even Call Me By Your Name played in only a few select theaters before getting a wide release. I'll probably go see it on the first night it runs (March 16). If nothing else, just to see who in my very "DL" little town shows up. Ha!
  • StevenKal

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    Mar 09, 2018 4:47 AM GMT
    I'm happy for the wide release too, but I don't want to see this movie. It doesn't cover any new territory as to what it's like being L.G.B.T. in America. The tone reminds me of a Lifetime movie (poor closeted attractive gay guy with understanding parents in suburbia...YAWN), or a longer version of a Will & Grace episode. I'm sure it all works out in the story, and it's a very cute film. I'm not sure if it'll be a success though. Maybe I'll watch it when it's on Netflix, or when a friend let's me barrow it.
  • bro4bro

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    Mar 09, 2018 9:33 PM GMT
    I find gay-themed movies to be very hit or miss. This one intrigued me because of its wide release but I became eager to see it when I learned it's directed by a guy who had done another film I truly enjoyed. I'm hoping for something original, but covering familiar ground wouldn't be so bad as long as it's well done.

    I'm not sure what it constitutes for a film to be a "success" these days. Call Me By Your Name has taken in $17 million at the box office here in the US, which places it 111th in gross revenue over the last year - but it won an Oscar, and was nominated for three more. Is that a success? By way of comparison, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (whatever that is) took in $20 million last spring in a bit less than a month (a third of the time that Call Me By Your Name has been in wide release), despite playing on less than half as many screens.

    I think a lot of my favorite films probably couldn't be classified as "successful". That doesn't mean they aren't any good.
  • rambi

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    Mar 09, 2018 10:25 PM GMT
    i squealed at the end haha


    i could picture in my mind the thought of what this film will reflect, but i'll choose not to and rather allow myself to become lost in this narrative. From the clip above, I will say it feels cheezy because its another film with understanding parents (maybe thats my jealousy)..but then again- this is really a big deal! We are getting gay films into the mainstream media. This is definitely progress, so it does give me chills typing this. I'm sure we'll get deeper stories in the future because right now this feels like the tip of the ice berg; but we are making progress in representation of LGBT+ in the mainstream media. Hopefully my sister or someones tags along to watch the movie once out-pun intended ;)
  • StevenKal

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    Mar 10, 2018 3:57 AM GMT
    bro4bro said Call Me By Your Name has taken in $17 million at the box office here in the US, which places it 111th in gross revenue over the last year - but it won an Oscar, and was nominated for three more. Is that a success?


    Yes, "Call Me by Your Name" cost 3.5 million to make. Worldwide it has grossed over 30 million. These numbers are good. That's why they're making a sequel.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Mar 10, 2018 11:55 PM GMT
    I am seeing a sneak preview showing of this movie tonight. Looking forward to it.
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    Mar 11, 2018 3:49 AM GMT
    Never heard of it (or him), but looked it up on IMDB, and it is opening at a number of big multi-plex theaters, instead of the "art" house chain, where films with gay content usually play. The distributor must be expecting a larger than normal cross-over audience.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Mar 11, 2018 4:13 AM GMT
    Just got back from seeing the movie at an advanced screening and loved it. The screening was sold out.
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    Mar 11, 2018 5:08 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidJust got back from seeing the movie at an advanced screening and loved it. The screening was sold out.


    Me too. I thought the movie was very sweet and I teared up a bit at times. True, it was sort of formulaic, but the formula worked.
  • metta

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    Mar 17, 2018 12:32 AM GMT
    Love, Simon Stars Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel & Nick Robinson on The Film's Message to LGBTQ Teens


    http://people.com/movies/love-simon-stars-jennifer-garner-josh-duhamel-nick-robinson-on-films-message-to-lgbtq-teens/