Tom welcomes YOBBER Alex to bask in the Hulu show Love, Victor, which follows the events of the movie Love, Simon. Alex shares why he loves this show so much, including the racial dynamic with Victor as a half-Puerto Rican, half-Columbian guy and himself as half-Thai. They also discuss one particular episode of the show that features Simon’s LGBT+ community in New York. Couldn’t churches learn from how this community values family, showing love to a so-called “stranger” in Victor? And could there ever be a “Side B” show like this one where Victor finds a community like YOB??
COMMENT ON THIS EPISODE
Have you seen Love, Victor? What do you love about the show, or what causes you any conflict? Who’s your favorite character?
I relate best with Victor. He is in a tough spot trying to decide what to do with his life and understand himself. I also appreciate the friendships he is able to form with the other straight guys. I think we need to see more of that! I also like that Victor is not portrayed as being overly feminine and that he doesn’t talk or dress like a lot of other gay characters. Family wounds are definitely a common trend we see with the LGBTQ community.
I’d relate with Victor more if he’d had a harder time fitting in at his new school! Haha just one of my minor gripes with this show. I remember moving across the country as a kid and it taking years for me to develop a sense of social normalcy, along with processing my sexuality. Meanwhile he has a slew of new friends within the first episode. Eager to explore season 2 soon and see how the family/religious dynamic is explored more as Alex teased.