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Netflix's Upcoming Gay Rom-Com 'Alex Strangelove' to Debut at San Fran International Film Fest

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(EDGE) If you need another "Love, Simon" fix, Netflix has you covered.

It was announced the upcoming gay rom-com "Alex Strangelove" will debut at the San Francisco International Film Festival before it hits the streaming service on June 8 - just in time for Pride month.

Netflix's description for the movie says it centers on Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) as "a well-rounded high school senior with a wonderful girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) and a bright future ahead of him - and with plans to achieve his last teenage milestone by losing his virginity."

Netflix adds:

"But things get complicated when he meets Elliot (Antonio Marziale), 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."

"Alex Strangelove" was written and directed by Craig Johnson ("The Skeleton Twins") and was produced by Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jared Ian Goldman.

Back in March, the film's star Madeline Weinstein, who also appeared in the 2017 gay drama "Beach Rats," quoted Johnson talking about "Alex Strangelove" in an Instagram post.

"If you live in the Bay Area, come and check out this fun, funny, and flirty film located down the street from 'PRETTY IN PINK', around the corner from 'SUPERBAD,' and right next door to new neighbor 'LOVE, SIMON,'" she wrote. "And if you can't see it in San Fran, it'll be on Netflix in just a few months! Hooray!"


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