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Get Ready For Netflix's Gay Rom-Com Called "Alex Strangelove"

Ladies, gents, and those in flux, it seems that Netflix is trying to catch the wave that Love, Simon started.

The video streaming platform is increasingly becoming more aggressive by the day when it comes to buying the distribution rights for indie films. Now, after Love, Simon became the financial and cultural success that it is, it looks like Netflix wants in on that action.

Back in March, Netflix announced that the gay teen film Alex Strangelove would premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival, before then making its way to the streaming site.

Alex Strangelove tells the story of Alex Truelove, a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire and a bright future ahead of him - and with plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity. But things get complicated when he meets Elliot, a handsome and charming gay kid from the other side of town, who unwittingly sends Alex on a rollercoaster journey of sexual identity, kicking off a hilarious and moving exploration of love, sex and friendship in our liberated and confusing modern times.

Written and Directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins, Wilson), Alex Strangelove stars Daniel Doheny, Madeline Weinstein (Beach Rats), and Antonio Marziale (Altered Carbon). The film was produced by Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jared Ian Goldman.

After being produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films and now getting distributed by Netflix, we’re pretty excited to see what the finished project looks like. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long.

Last month, the announcement for the film came with the initial release date of July 20. That said, NewNowNext reports that the film will release on Netflix on June 8. If this date change is real, it could make sense due to June being Pride month, and the recent success of Love, Simon.

That said, until an official release date is announced (and an official trailer comes out), we’ll assume that the release date is still July 20.

No matter what, the movie will be coming to us all through the streaming platform soon.

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I just saw it in SF Monday night, THE DAY After Seeing Love, Simon. I enjoyed Alex Strangelove more because it seems more real and is often laugh out loud funny.

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