30. Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda aka Love, Simon

Returning special guest Chris and Kaylia discuss the grossness of the added VP character, how the book dealt with race, the double standard of the default position (straight, white), the importance of Leah, “the tumbler,” and how this light fluffy book dealt with some big serious issues in such a delightful realistic way. Hooray for a joyful gay teen romance!  Plus all the ways you can celebrate pride and be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

Also… Happy Pride!

Chris and his husband James made a Special Pride Video… Enjoy!

Show notes and sources:

Buffering The Vampire Slayer

“The” Tumbler (aka Batman….?)

Kaylia in her epic Rainbow Mask

Elliot Smith

How to get your own Rainbow bracelet

Cabaret vs Oliver (We were right… they couldn’t get the rights to Oliver so Cabaret was a great 2nd choice!)

Author Becky Albertalli

More sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becky_Albertalli

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_vs._the_Homo_Sapiens_Agenda

https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/sep/01/simon-vs-homo-sapiens-agenda-becky-albertalli-review

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love,_Simon

https://vocal.media/geeks/love-simon-movie-vs-book

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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