The Greg Berlanti–directed film, starring Nick Robinson, is a teen romantic comedy in the vein of its John Hughes–directed predecessors from the 1980s Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink. This time, though, the teenage search for romantic love involves the main character’s gay identity. Will he come out of the closet? This film has been well received by movie critics and has earned an A+ rating from filmgoers. Should Christians see the film? How do parents respond if their kids ask to see the film? How do Christians engage with friends about the film’s world view?

This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Joe Dallas about his online-exclusive review of Love,  Simon, “When Hearts are Young and Gay”.

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