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Alex Strangelove (2018)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 8 June 2018 (USA)
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Alex, the 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 gets confused.

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Craig Johnson

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Craig Johnson
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Cast

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 Bigwood ... Personal Story
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
Travis Bryant Travis Bryant ... 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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alex Strangelove See more »

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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

Elliot: And the shitty thing is, guys like my dad, they're giving Jesus a bad name, okay? Because from all that I know, Jesus was amazing. I mean, I don't know, he helped out the poor and sick, okay, he loves you unconditionally...
[Alex says yes with his head]
Elliot: I just think all those kids with their WWJD wristbands need to ask themselves: What would Jesus actually do? Call me a "faggot loser"?
Alex: Did your dad call you that?
Elliot: It's not really worth getting into.
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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 »

Connections

References Cabaret (1972) See more »

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The Woman That Loves You
Performed by Japanese Breakfast
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Wow! Great movie! (as rated by a middle-aged mom)
14 June 2018 | by jogibsSee all my reviews

I think this hit it out of the park! Great movie about millenials coming of age in 2018...a modern "Pretty in Pink", but much smarter. It explores sexuality in a sensitive, intelligent was with laugh-out-loud moments. I wonder if the lower ratings are from younger audiences, who don't appreciate how far society has come, socially. This probably should be rated R for explicit language, but otherwise a great movie to watch with teens you are concerned about and whom you, as an adult, would like to support. Give it a shot! Really fun, interesting, inspiring work!


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