I haven’t seen the movie adaption to Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda. I rated this book 5/5 stars in 2015, but have never gone back to it. Last year, I read Alberti’s new book, The Upside to Unrequited. Now that was amazing. I also rated it 5/5 stars, but it certainly left a greater impact on me (click here to read my raving review). I’m sure if I reread Simon nowadays, I’d either absolutely adore it, or hate it (because my standards for Alberti’s writing are higher). But none of this explains why I haven’t seen the movie, Love, Simon, even though it’s reached a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes!
The main reason that I haven’t seen it is due to the hype. EVERYBODY on Twitter has gone crazy over this movie– more than the legacy of the book.
watching love, Simon and this does NOT live up to the hype at all
— Hot Slaw™ (@noveltysweaters) July 13, 2018
i watched love simon yesterday it was cute but i don’t really get the hype
— juliette (@allforyears) June 28, 2018
I am afraid to be disappointed by a book that I have rated 5/5 stars. But I’m also afraid of “missing out” on the fun around the movie.
it probably sounds so dumb but everyday i think abt how i wish i could’ve seen “love, simon” when it was playing in the movie theater & how badly i wanted 2 experience the movie with a bunch of other people who might’ve been experiencing the same feelings i was at the time
— kissy (@nyaaahlee) July 17, 2018
I’m only 13 mins in but I’ll let you know.
Love Simon was good. Not as good as the hype made out but I’ll still support it 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️
— Susan from HR (@Matt_Collis) June 25, 2018
I’m also afraid most of this movie is going to be queer-bait, just like any other “ambiguous” teen in a romance movie/show.
the hype for love simon died awhile and the straights are just now talking about it pic.twitter.com/NfpcjCXxWV
— rachel (@truelovessimon) July 8, 2018
A summary of the hype and queer-baiting.
Here are some other things that have annoyed me:
(anyway, i’m hype for both The Hate U Give and The Darkest Minds. i also loved Love, Simon and Everything, Everything despite sharing the same actor. i just want to see faces that aren’t nick robinson, katherine langford, and amandla stenberg.)
— love, nat (@_sohma_) July 16, 2018
I am so sick of seeing the same few faces as the token YA characters (but keep in mind it’s still great that there’s representation):
i miss the love, simon hype so i put the love, back in my name
— love, valentina 🇨🇱 | 118 (@karaIindsays) July 13, 2018
NoooOOOoOOO. It was getting pretty irritating seeing all the names starting with “Love”. It just didn’t seem so cutesy after the millionth appearance on Twitter.
the love, simon hype died literally 2 weeks after its release y’all hate fags that much? 😔
— ً (@ctrIariana) July 10, 2018
I don’t know where to begin with this tweet.
Perhaps I need to reread Simon to feel more confident in the story, so that my future self won’t associate the bad memories of a movie adaption.
At the end of the day, I’m just whining. This isn’t a dilemma. I might watch the movie and write a piece comparing the mediums.
What were your thoughts on Love, Simon? Did you like it more than the novel?
I recommend watching Beautifully Bookish Bethany’s comparison of the book to the movie: