For those that are not a minority or underrepresented group, it may seem ridiculous or silly to get excited about things like this, but representation matters. Growing up not seeing people who represent your color, gender, sexuality, shape, etc. in the media can feel like you’re not seen or appreciated by society, because sometimes these movies and shows feel like a reflection of what society values.
So I hope more movies like Prom and Love, Simon become the norm, so members of the LGBTQ+ community can feel more seen and appreciated. I think if The Prom succeeds, then there is a good chance that more films like this will be greenlit.
The date of The Prom Netflix release is still unknown, and finishing production has just resumed, so if it does come out this year, I expect it in late fall or early winter. Whenever it does get released, I’ll be eager and ready to stream it.