Hulu Teases 'Love, Victor' With A Flirty Gay Barista Exchange

Written by on April 27, 2020

Hulu is providing viewers a peek at its hotly anticipated homosexual teen collection, “Love, Victor,” with a clip of a coffeeshop meet-cute. 

The footage, unveiled Monday, follows the present’s titular character (performed by Michael Cimino) as he fumbles his means via an interview for a barista gig. Seems the store’s supervisor occurs to be Victor’s secret crush, Benji (George Sear). Cue the endearing awkwardness because the flirty rigidity between the 2 reaches a boiling level, resulting in a steamed milk mishap. 

“Love, Victor,” due out June 19, is a TV spinoff of the 2018 movie “Love, Simon.” Very similar to its big-screen counterpart, the collection follows a highschool pupil on a “journey of self-discovery, dealing with challenges at residence, adjusting to a brand new metropolis, and struggling along with his sexual orientation,” in response to press notes.

“Love, Simon,” which stars Nick Robinson, was Hollywood’s first mainstream coming-of-age comedy to middle on a homosexual teen, and it was hailed as a cinematic milestone. Its success spurred plans for a collection to air on Disney Plus, that includes Robinson as a narrator. 

However the promotional cycle for “Love, Victor” bought off to a shaky begin in February, when it was introduced the collection would as an alternative premiere on Hulu in June to mark LGBTQ Satisfaction Month. Based on a number of reviews, Disney Plus execs felt the present included material, similar to alcohol use and sexual exploration, that didn’t gel with the family-focused vibe of the streaming service.  

Although Hulu can also be owned by Disney, information of the swap sparked criticism on-line. Some speculated that the present had been faraway from Disney Plus for being “too homosexual,” despite the fact that “Love, Simon” had been comparatively chaste. 

Becky Albertalli, whose 2015 younger grownup novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” was the premise for the unique “Love, Simon” movie, responded to the backlash by defending the choice in a collection of tweets. 

“Disney knew what it was after they bought it,” the writer wrote. “That stated, I fully get why many people are cautious of phrases like ‘mature content material’ and ‘grownup themes.’ They’re so typically used as homophobic canine whistles, and these considerations are so legitimate.”

“However on this case, I do hope you’ll give Disney the advantage of the doubt,” she added. 

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