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Love, Simon: The teen film helping people come out

Love, Simon: The teen film helping people come out

Entertainment
"It's hard for me to wrap my head around it. It's beyond overwhelming."It's no surprise author Becky Albertalli feels this way - the book she wrote as Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda has been made into the cultural phenomenon that is Love, Simon. Not only has it been delighting audiences, with stars like Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Bell buying out cinemas to help people to see it, but it's been hailed as groundbreaking. The reason why? It's the first mainstream teenage film, backed by a major studio, to feature a gay lead. Nick Robinson stars as Simon Spier, a US high school student who is keeping his sexuality secret from his family and close friends - until someone threatens to out him. BBC Advice: Coming outThe cast also includes Thirteen Reasons Why's Katherine Langford, with Jenni...
Palestinian teen filmed slapping Israel soldier charged with assault

Palestinian teen filmed slapping Israel soldier charged with assault

World
Jan. 1 (UPI) -- An Israeli military court on Monday charged a 16-year-old Palestinian girl with assault after being filmed slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier in the West Bank.On Dec. 15, Ahed Tamimi was videotaped confronting soldiers outside her family's home in the village of Nabi Saleh. Moments earlier, Israeli forces shot Ahed's 15-year-old cousin point-blank in the face with a rubber bullet.The video was filmed during the activist family's weekly protest. The soldiers did not respond to the attacks.The video went viral and she was arrested four days later.Also arrested were Ahed's 20-year-old cousin Nour, who also appeared in the video, and her mother, Nariman.At the Ofer Military Prison in Betunia in the West Bank, the Judea Military Court's 12 charges for six incidents against ...
Mum defends teen in gaming lawsuit

Mum defends teen in gaming lawsuit

Technology
A mother has written a letter in defence of her 14-year-old son who is facing a lawsuit over video game cheats in the US.Caleb Rogers is one of two people facing legal action from gaming studio Epic Games for using cheat software to play the free game Fortnite. The studio says it has taken the step because the boy declined to remove a YouTube video he published which promoted how to use the software. His mother says he is a scapegoat."This company is in the process of attempting to sue a 14-year-old child," she wrote in the letter which has been shared online.Ms Rogers added that she had not given her son parental consent to play the game as stated in its terms and conditions, and that as the game was free to play the studio could not claim loss of profit as a result of the cheats."It is m...
Vicky Chen: Teen actress beats veterans at Golden Horse awards

Vicky Chen: Teen actress beats veterans at Golden Horse awards

Entertainment
A teenage newcomer has beaten established stars to win best supporting actress at the film awards dubbed the Chinese-language Oscars.Vicky Chen, 14, was nominated at the Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful.Her co-star, Hong Kong veteran Kara Wai, won the best actress gong, which Chen was also nominated for.The awards are held annually in Taiwan and are open to Chinese-language films. The Bold, The Corrupt and The Beautiful, a crime drama centred around a wealthy family, was nominated in seven categories and won in three, including best film.Chen was also nominated for best actress for her role in Angels Wear White. She plays a hotel maid who witnesses a sexual assault and grapples with the decision of reporting it.Despite losing to Wai in that p...