"Love, Simon" is a film about a young gay man who is finding his great love story while discovering who he is and sharing it with his friends and family. Many people have been brought to tears by this movie. Many times, when a gay character is involved in a screenplay, they are the quirky side character, or they are there to be the butt of a joke or to benefit the straight characters in the film. This movie, which released only eight days ago, has impacted teens and adults alike. The film is based on the book "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli.

Celebrities who've bought out theaters

Other than "The Good Place" star Kristen Bell, Neil Patrick Harris (known for "How I Met Your Mother"), "American Horror Story" star Matt Bomer, and YouTube vlogger Joey Graceffa have bought out theaters. For people who might not have the money to go see the film itself, this is a great way for young teens who need an inspiring story like this to have the opportunity to view it. With a film like this, it can start a conversation at home for kids who might be scared to come out to their parents, or be true to themselves.

On Twitter and other social media sites, people are praising these Celebrities for creating a place to share the love and help people connect.

How this movie can affect you

In our world filled with shootings, gun violence, and domestic abuse, a movie like this can show representation of people not typically seen in movies. Just like how "Black Panther" has helped start conversations with the African-American community, it also gives them something to be proud of.

Young children of color can finally see a superhero that looks like them and "Love, Simon" almost acts in the same way.

Even if you don't think you are part of the gay community, it's still important for everyone to see because it is a wholesome movie that is paving the way for the future of film. If this movie is successful, then more films centered around gay people will come out.

So far, the movie has grossed $18 million. We might actually be able to see movies where the gay characters just get to be themselves and not an entire film being about them being gay. It's just going to be a fact, not the plot. One of the main character in the movie is an out, gay black kid. There are people like him all around the world and when you see yourself represented, it can boost self-confidence and show them that theyre not alone.

Go see the movie, whether it's in a free theater or not.