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Thank you 20th Century Fox for inviting me Pre-Screening and Press-Junket for Love, Simon. Love, Simon is outstanding, filled with love and compassion. I loved this movie, as a mom it has crossed my mind, that what if my child comes out how would I react and I would be exactly like Simon's’ parents, accepting. This is a touchy subject for some and I hope if you are following me that we think similarly, that love is love and love wins.

My thought process on life, whatever our difference is, we all bleed red. We’re given this one life to live authentically, without judgment and prejudice. To find love, give love, is one of our greatest accomplishments if it’s done with a pure heart. Who are we to judge someone for whom they love, to say what is wrong or right? Have you thought about if your child comes to you and says that they’re gay what you’d think and say? Think long and hard, think about your own childhood. Do you recall what it feels like to be a teenager, how things were difficult, at times it felt like the world is coming to end over the smallest thing. Now imagine something that’s greater than their very existence and they want to share it with you. You, the parent who rocked your baby to sleep, who wiped away tears, was there for their first tooth, the first step, trying new food, all their firsts leading up to this very moment, you’ve shaped them to be this beautiful human being and now what? They haven’t changed, they are still your child, you’re the one person in their life that must support them because the world is already a cruel enough place. The first courageous step that your child has taken, to come to the person they trust the most, looking for acceptance and love, rise to the occasion.

If you’re looking for a blueprint for handling your feelings, Love, Simon is the perfect start! A movie about how a family loves one another, where a child accepts themselves and most importantly taking back your power. Having a movie such as this is imperative, in 2016 you’d think we’ve progressed however there are still some that want to overpower you, make decisions for your child but you can’t let that happen. Love, Simon will awaken a spirit within you that will want to protect every child when they want to come out. To give all kids a big, long hug and let them know that you’re there for them, no matter what. You’ll want to shout out from the rooftops that we are one, we must live in peace and love.

We had a chance to interview Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel and I expressed how Love, Simon is charmingly heartfelt and it spoke from the heart. It’s a laugh a minute movie that tackles a very serious topic. It’s very core is positively infectious, you’ll leave feeling inspired. I had a chance to ask Nick Robinson what he thought about a scene.

*******SPOILER ALERT*******

There’s a scene where Nick's character, Simon is outed by a malicious classmate and Simon takes back his power by coming out himself. Writing to his entire school who he is and what he wants people to know.

Kathy: Hi everyone, the movie was outstanding. I appreciate it because it’s just beautiful and well written. My question is for Nick, the scene when you went back online and you spoke about being gay, you took your power back, what word of advice or what is it that you want people who are struggling to come out, what would you tell them?

Nick Robinson: I think exactly like you said, take your power back. And, I mean, it’s different for everyone, I think. But it’s just that, be bold, be strong and loud, and be happy with you, be confident in what you’re trying to say. And yes, just dance to some Whitney Houston. (There’s a scene that Simon imagines dancing to Whitney Houston song, it’s super funny)


Tickets for LOVE, SIMON are now on sale! Get yours here:

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.

Cast: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Tony Hale

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