Cinematic Tapestry: Unveiling Love’s True Colors in ‘Love, Simon’

Picture this: a film that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, where every scene is filled with the sweet taste of first love and the bittersweet complexities of coming-of-age. “Love, Simon” unravels the story of a young man named Simon Spier, an ordinary teenager with an extraordinary secret. He’s struggling to find the courage to reveal his true self to the world and to the people he holds dear. But fear not, for this isn’t just a coming-out story—it’s a story that transcends boundaries, creating a resonance that touches everyone who watches it.

“Love, Simon” is a film that reminds us of the power of acceptance, the importance of love, and the strength it takes to be true to oneself. It’s a story that will touch your heart, make you laugh, and perhaps even bring a tear to your eye. So, grab your favorite drink, whether it’s a glass of velvety red wine, a refreshing craft beer, or a perfectly mixed cocktail, and join us as we raise our glasses to “Love, Simon.”

Celebrating Pride Month and Recommending Films on Adult Beverage


On this episode of the Adult Beverage Film Podcast, the hosts discuss the movie “Love, Simon”, a coming-of-age story about a high school student named Simon who is struggling with his sexuality. The movie explores themes of acceptance, love, and being true to oneself. The hosts describe the plot, characters, and their thoughts on the film. They also mention the fun and lighthearted moments in the movie. Listeners are invited to grab their favorite drink and join in on the discussion.


[00:03:42] High school films. [00:04:49] Teenage gay experience in film. [00:11:39] Coming out at a tough age. [00:12:31] Symbolism of phone usage. [00:16:44] Coming out and stolen moments. [00:19:07] Love, Victor spin-off. [00:25:09] High school gossip scenes. [00:27:45] Coming out as gay. [00:34:39] Simon versus the Homo Sapiens agenda. [00:35:27] LGBTQ community’s relevance today. [00:39:23] Thunder and horror movies. [00:44:01] Serial killer podcast concept. [00:46:47] Film recommendations for you.


  • 00:09:49 – “But I like the way he progresses through the story too is that even though he makes the huge terrible decision to be the bully in a sense, putting the emails out.”
  • 00:11:54 – “but then I’d hear the flip side from another character and be like, well, I agree with that too, actually.”
  • 00:15:39 – “As soon as you say it to someone, to anyone, it makes it real.”
  • 00:20:23 – “I love those little comets.”
  • 00:27:51 – “I think there’s a great line in this film, and it’s lots of people like someone they can’t have.”
  • 00:30:33 – “it’s not fair that straight people don’t have to come out.”
  • 00:31:26 – “it makes me feel good.”
  • 00:35:27 – “Especially with all the LGBTQ bills coming out and the communities under more threat of oppression now than it has been in a number of years.”
  • 00:40:42 – “It’s almost like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life type of experience.”
  • 00:46:00 – “Happy Pride Month. Be proud of who you are.”

Renfield breaks all the rules of Dracula

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to sink your fangs into a hilariously intoxicating episode of the Adult Beverage Film Podcast! Tonight, we bring you a special guest who’s as wild and unpredictable as a vampire on a caffeine rush. Joining us is none other than the one and only Nicolas Cage, here to chat about his latest role in the fang-tastically hilarious film, “Renfield.”

Picture this: a dimly lit castle, an eccentric vampire with a penchant for mischief, and a sidekick so delightfully bizarre, he’ll make your mind do somersaults. Yes, we’re talking about Renfield—the man, the myth, the Count Dracula’s right-hand man. And who better to embody this wacky character than the enigmatic Nicholas Hoult?

From the moment Cage graces the screen, you can’t help but wonder if someone slipped something special into his drink. His eyes twinkle with a mix of mischief and madness, while his hair is perfectly styled to resemble a wild nest of vampire bats. It’s a sight that will leave you questioning if you’ve stumbled upon a mesmerizing film or a dimension where the laws of comedic gravity are joyfully defied.

As Renfield, Hoult brings his signature offbeat charm to the table, serving up a buffet of delightful absurdity. Imagine a man who eats flies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all with an unmatched enthusiasm. But hey, who are we to judge? Maybe flies are an underrated source of protein?

Join us as we delve into the bizarre, the hilarious, and the downright mind-boggling performance of Nicolas Cage as Dracula. We’ll be sipping our adult beverages and discussing every memorable moment, from Cage’s uniquely expressive facial contortions to his impeccable timing for comedic chaos.

So grab your favorite libation, sit back, and prepare to be whisked away to a world where vampires are funny, sidekicks are certifiably insane, and Nicolas Cage reigns supreme. It’s time to sink your teeth into the wild and wonderful world of “Renfield” with the one and only Nicolas Cage! Cheers, folks!

It Chapter One

The film tells the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being, only to face their own personal demons in the process. The film is also known as It: Part 1 – The Losers’ Club. The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman.  

Bringing down the House (1985)

Our film this week is House from 1986.  House is a  American comedy horror film directed by Steve Miner and stars William Katt, George Wendt, Richard Moll, and Kay Lenz.   The movie tells the story of a troubled author who lives in his deceased aunt’s house and soon falls victim to the house being haunted.

Cool Hand Luke

Hello Everyone!!! Welcome to the 26th episode of the Adult Beverage Film Podcast. We break down films that you love while enjoying an adult beverage. Our hosts are Laura Truman, Patrick G. Keenan, Carlisle “Squeaker” Hamrick, and my name is Kent Smith. Each episode, we discuss a new film with our mystery guests from all over the world. Our mystery guest makes up a lovely nickname to speak freely about their experiences as directors, writers, DP’s, Producers, and film experts.

In this episode, we will discuss the 1967 American prison Drama film, Cool Hand Luke. This classic film stars Paul Newman and features an Oscar-winning performance from George Kennedy. As the years have passed, Cool Hand Luke has held up to the time, and even seems more realistic in today’s current environment.

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