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Alex Strangelove (2018)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 June 2018 (USA)
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Alex, high school class president, nerd and a straight A student, has been dating Claire a long time. They decide to sleep together but then he meets a gay guy and he's confused.

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Craig Johnson

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Abela Michael Abela ... Personal Story
Daniel Doheny ... Alex Truelove
Brendan Archer Brendan Archer ... Personal Story
Gianna Jean Gianna Jean ... Camper
Madeline Weinstein ... Claire
Joshua Barragan Joshua Barragan ... Personal Story
Antonio Marziale ... Elliot
Kai Wes ... Personal Story (as Kai Bigwood)
Daniel Zolghadri ... Dell
Bradley Birkholz Bradley Birkholz ... Personal Story
Nik Dodani ... Blake
Von Bowen Von Bowen ... Personal Story (as Von Dell Bowen)
Fred Hechinger ... Josh
Annie Q. ... Sophie Hicks
Kimberly Butler Kimberly Butler ... Personal Story
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Storyline

Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) is 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. 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 exploration, kicking off a hilarious and moving adventure of love, sex and friendship in our liberated and confusing modern times. Written and directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins, Wilson), produced by Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock, and Jared Ian Goldman.

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Love can be confusing.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Jesse James Keitel, who portrays the character of Sidney, is also credited as a makeup artist, specifically "Additional Make-up for Sidney," meaning he did most of his own make-up for his multiple appearances on screen, with many different looks. See more »

Quotes

Helen: Being angry is an exhausting way to spend your day.
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Crazy Credits

Right before the credits, Alex is seen telling people on the internet that he is gay. He is then accompanied by clips of real life people coming out. One of the notable clips is of popular YouTuber Ingrid Nilsen, a beauty guru, whose video garnered over 17 million views. See more »

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References Popeye (1980) See more »

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The Promise
Performed by Mint Julep
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Queer cinema meets John Hughes
9 June 2018 | by lsmith-561-540598See all my reviews

I admit, this movie won me over. The first 10 minutes feel a bit cheesy, but, the tone quickly evens out and it just gets better and better, all the way to the end. Amazing and realistic performances; Alex is incredibly charming and Dell is hilarious! The music is great, hope they release a soundtrack! My one criticism is that Alex and Elliott don't get to spend more time together. Sequel? Anyway, ignore the hater reviews and treat yourself to a fun movie!


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