“The Summer I Turned Pretty” is based on the same-named book and tells the story of a young girl named Belly’s love life. She goes to Cousins Beach every summer to spend the summer with the family of Susannah, a friend of her mother. She grows close to Susannah and her two sons, Conrad and Jeremiah, over time.
Belly has loved Conrad for a long time, but he hasn’t really paid her much attention in that way. Belly is about to turn 16 and hopes that things will change now. She hopes that people will stop seeing her as a child.
She gets what she wants when both Conrad and Jeremiah see her in a different way. Both of her brothers feel like they have a special bond with her and want it to grow. This makes Belly have to choose between two bad options, which is where the story’s drama comes from.
Conrad is the more quiet one, while Jeremiah is more outgoing and flashy. Like all the other teens around him, he has flings and short-term relationships. The show stays pretty true to how his character is portrayed in the book, but it does change one important thing about him. Here are some facts about Jeremiah’s sexuality that you should know.
Is Jeremiah Bisexual?
In the TV version of “The Summer I Turned Pretty,” Jeremiah Fisher is both gay and straight. In the book, Jeremiah comes across as fun and friendly. He doesn’t hide how he feels like his brother Conrad does, and he often says what he means. He is also very flirty and can make anyone fall in love with him.
We often see him having fun at parties on screen, which is a good reflection of his real life. In the book, his name is only connected to girls, but in the show, he is more open to the idea. Jeremiah’s interest in more than one gender is revealed for the first time at the club where he and Steven are working for the summer.
As he tells Steven about the people he has messed around with, he points to a few boys and girls. We see him again later at a party, where he flirts with a boy and they end up kissing. The book doesn’t show any of these kinds of interactions, so this change in Jeremiah is only in the movie.
How it affected?
Even though his sexuality changes, Jeremiah is still the same person at heart as he was in the book. In an interview with Variety, author Jenny Han explained why the story had to be changed from the book to the movie. It was about “bringing the book up to date for modern audiences.” By retelling the story almost a decade and a half later, the writers were able to add parts that were relevant to the present.
Han said, “The character’s core is still the same to me.” “It’s just that I don’t know how I would write about this person in 2022 compared to how I did 13 years ago.”
The most important things about Jeremiah are how easygoing he is and how he treats Belly. In the show, neither changes. So, if you’re on Team Jeremiah, you should know that no matter how many dates he has, his heart will always be with Belly.