Originally Published: April 23, 2019
By: S.J. Goslee
Though there are some great moments showing the diversity of the LGBTQ+ spectrum, How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom never really has defining moments and ends just when the story begins.
Nolan Grant is trying to process the fact that he’ll be losing his adopted sister Daphne as she gets ready to graduate. Wanting to make sure he’ll be okay and break out of his shell, Daphne forces him into a staged prom-posal that does not go according to plan.
While at first it seems that Bern – the guy who ends up becoming Nolan’s prom date – is using him, his development with bisexuality becomes a welcome narrative.
Final say: What happens next? ★★★☆☆