That preview clip for Love, Victor, Hulu's series spun-off from the recent gay film Love, Simon, has been out for two weeks now so I assume some or perhaps even most of you have seen it already -- I only just got around to watching it this morning myself though, and I can't help but chuckle at the family friendly Helix Studios vibe that is just pouring off of it; should I say spurting off of it? Anyway what a world we live in now -- if my teenage self could see how far we've come!
I was one of the people who really liked Love, Simon, even though I totally understand why it became the poster slash whipping boy for Normative White Gay Culture -- yes it's all of those things, but it's also awfully sweet and small-scale and well-acted. I think the film is pretty clearly critical of Simon's close-minded point of view... mostly. There's some wiggle-room. Anyway giving the series lead to the half-Puerto-Rican actor Michael Cimino is obviously a stab at batting back that criticism this time around -- I hope the show's good! That clip cracks me up! Love, Victor premieres on Hulu on June 19th.