May 10, 2018 at 12:09 pm PDT | by Mariah Cooper
Watch: gay teen rom-com ‘Alex Strangelove’ releases trailer

Daniel Doheny as Alex Truelove in ‘Alex Strangelove’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Netflix has released the trailer for its gay, teen romantic comedy “Alex Strangelove.”

The film tells the story of high school senior Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) who is planning to lose his virginity to his girlfriend Claire (Madeline Weinstein) before graduation. However, after striking up a friendship with out teen Elliott (Antonio Marziale), Alex begins to learn about his own sexual identity.

Craig Johnson (“The Skeleton Twins”) wrote and directed the film which he told Entertainment Weekly had a personal connection for him.

“I describe Alex as the sexual confusion of my teens and my 20s crammed into one kid’s senior year of high school,” Johnson says. “I’ve had girls in my life when I was younger who I was very invested in emotionally, who I was in love with in very legitimate ways. If it weren’t for that pesky sex thing, hey, it might’ve all worked out differently.”

“Alex Strangelove” streams on Netflix on June 8.

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