How 'The Kissing Booth' became a pop culture sensation

Here's an excellent article at the Los Angeles Times


Courtney, left, Elordi and King try out a motorcycle racing game at Dave & Busters. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

“A movie like this, I expected it to have a solid fan base but a really niche demographic,” said Courtney. “It’s been so much bigger than I could have ever hoped for. People love it so much and watch it on repeat. I can’t tell you how many comments I’ve seen on pictures saying ‘I’ve watched your movie seven times.’”

Joel Courtney, 22, had his first major role in 2011's "Super 8." (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Courtney, left, Elordi and King play Dance Dance Revolution — a favorite game of the characters in "The Kissing Booth." (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Joel Courtney