Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming teen comedy Alex Strangelove, set to launch this summer, on June 8.
Daniel Doheny plays Alex Truelove, a high school senior who, according to the official synopsis, “has it all – the grades, the girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein), and the motley crew of hilarious friends. Everything is smooth sailing until Alex shares that he’s decided to part ways with his virginity – and meets Elliott (Antonio Marziale), a sweet and confident gay boy who isn’t shy about his instant crush on Alex… who may or may not feel the same”.
From “The Skeleton Twins” director Craig Johnson, the film is a raunchy coming-of-age story that sees Alex “rocketed into a endearing and amusing journey of sexual and self-exploration,” which leads to him learning that, “like so much of growing up, love can be confusing. And that’s okay.” “There’s this guy who I’m pretty sure he has a crush on me and I guess I’m not repulsed by the idea,” Alex is seen telling his best friend, in one of the scenes revealed in the trailer. His mate answers that it’s a “confusing time,” adding that “everywhere you look, someone is omnisexual or transitioning… It’s like Mad Max out here. Guys doing guys, girls doing girls, girls turning into guys and doing girls that used to do girls and guys”.
“How did you know you were gay?” Alex asks Elliott, who asks him back “How do you know you’re straight?”
The song used in the trailer is “What’s Real” by power-pop band WATERS, from their debut album, “What’s Real”.