Watch Simon talk to his dad about being gay in emotional Love, Simon scene

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If you’ve not yet heard, Love, Simon promises to be one of the most feel-good and important LGBTQ film releases of the year.

The coming out movie – based on Becky Albertalli’s 2015 novel Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – follows 17-year-old Simon Spier as he comes to terms with his sexuality by emailing an anonymous admirer at his school.

Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson will star in the title role of Simon, while Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel will play his parents.

In this newly-released clip, Simon speaks to his dad after coming out to his family on Christmas morning.

The emotional scene sees the father get teary as he asks his son how long he’s known he’s gay, before they hug it out.

But the punchline comes as they head into the house.

“I thought maybe we could sign up to Grindr together?” the father asks.

Simon replies: “You don’t know what Grindr is, do you?”

“It’s Facebook for gay people,” he says back, fully believing what he’s saying.

“That what it is…”

13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford and Miles Heizer are also part of the cast, along with Logan Miller (The Walking Dead), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Flash actor Keiynan Lonsdale.

Greg Berlanti – who has directed the movie – recently teased that the film will have some powerful scenes, with the two romantic leads being guys – something that is rarely seen in a mainstream Hollywood rom-com.

“There’s this one section of the film where Simon imagines this one boy and imagines them kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas,” Berlanti told Entertainment Weekly last year.

“In every other major studio film, it’s always the guy and the girl. And there was something so powerful about it being just a guy imagining himself with this other guy in a film again that was going to be marketed and sold as a mainstream romantic comedy.”

Pop hit-maker Jack Antonoff will executive produce the official Love,Simon soundtrack.

The first official single – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) – is headed up by his band Bleachers, and is available to download and stream now.

Love, Simon will be in UK cinemas from 6 April, and in the US on 16 March.

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