The young adult-themed “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” beat out other films such as “Any Day Now,” “Keep the Lights On,” Mosquita y Mari,” “Musical Chairs” and “North Sea Texas” to take home the GLAAD Award for most outstanding film wide release last weekend in Los Angeles.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower tells the story of an introverted freshman (Logan Lehrman) who is tutored by two high school seniors in the early 1990s. Emma Watson and Ezra Miller play the two seniors. Openly gay actor Miller also took on the film’s openly gay character as he had a relationship with a closeted classmate (Johnny Simmons).
Writer and Director Stephen Chbosky, actress Mae Whitman along with Lehrman and Simmons accepted the award.
GLAAD “recognizes and honors media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”
The second half of the awards will take place in San Francisco on May 11.