Alex Strangelove
Available on Netflix
In ALEX STRANGELOVE, Alex Truelove (Daniel Doheny) seems to have it all. He's president of the senior class, on the fast track to an Ivy League college, and in love with Claire (Madeline Weinstein), a girl who shares his spirit, his intellect, and his tendency to plan ahead. But there's just one problem: Alex can't quite bring himself to take those final, last steps toward a fully intimate relationship with Claire -- i.e. having sex. In a high school like Alex's, where sex is the number one topic of conversation (just ahead of partying, getting drunk, and stoned), the fact that Alex is still a virgin is humiliating for him ... and disappointing for Claire. And so they set a date -- and book a hotel room -- for the "big moment." In the meantime, though, Alex meets Elliott (Antonio Marziale), a charismatic young man who's quite comfortable with his own sexuality. He's gay and is quickly smitten with Alex. It's a fateful, eye-opening experience for Alex. From that moment, no "date setting," no awkward foreplay, and no macho posing, no matter how deep his denial, can keep Alex from recognizing who he truly is.
Starring Daniel Doheny, Madeline Weinstein, Joanna P. Adler
Director Craig Johnson