Matt Bomer Buys Out Hometown Movie Theater To Screen ‘Love, Simon’
American Horror Story and Magic Mike actor Matt Bomer has rented out an AMC Theater in Spring, Texas, so residents can watch the new coming-of-age movie Love, Simon.
The movie is about a gay teenager has been struggling to come out to his friends and family after he falls for an anonymous stranger that he only knows by the name of “Blue.” Not only is the movie is the first gay movie to receive a PG-13 rating, but it is also the first main stream gay teen romance movie to be released in American theaters.
Bomer, who revealed he was gay for the first time in a 2012 speech when he thanked his husband Simon Halls, has been an avid fan of the movie, after attending the premiere in Los Angeles, he posted on his Instagram saying, “I’m so happy that a generation of young people will have this to watch and realize that #loveisloveisloveislove Please support this important film.”
I loved this movie so much (and not just because of the title), and I’m so happy that a generation of young people will have this to watch and realize that #loveisloveisloveislove❤💛💚💙💜 Please support this important film- check out the @glsenofficial website for listings around the country. @gberlanti @lovesimonmovie #lovesimon
Growing up in a conservative household, Bomer also understands the struggle of coming out to family and friends. So to help bring awareness and celebrate the movie, he shared on Instagram that he and Halls have bought out a theater in his hometown to offer a free showing of the movie. He wrote in his caption, “I bought out the whole screening for you. This is an important movie, and a really good one.”
Love, Simon is based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, and is out in theaters now.
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