August 17, 2012 12:59 PM EST
'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Ezra Miller & Logan Lerman Come 'OUT' [PHOTOS]
A month away and the highly-anticipated film release, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is out to hit theaters.
While a few are already antsy to see Emma Watson in her all-American bad ass persona, some are simply excited to see the adorable, Logan Lerman in awkward action. To satisfy all the "Perks" cravings, OUT Magazine has taken all three handsome leads for their magazine. Feast on Ezra Miller, Logan Lerman and Johnny Simmons.
Stephen Chobsky's best-selling novel, "Perks of Being a Wallflower' pays homage to the classic condemnation of adult hypocrisy and the incarceration of teenage life. The book has already been a best-seller even before it had been adapted into film which is set to hit theaters by September 21.
While some film goers would simply head to the cinemas to see Emma Watson, fans of Stephen's book are simply excited to see the book played out. For Ezra Miller, Watson's brother on screen, "Perks" is more than just a book turned film - for Ezra, it was a lifeline. In an interview with OUT magazine, the three male hunks of "Perks" open up on the book plus strike a pose as well.
"There are certain pieces of adolescent mythology that can almost become a necessity, like a lifeline for a kid," says Miller. "Perks was that for me."
For dedicated bookworms, "Perks of Being a Wallflower" falls along the line of "The Catcher in the Rye". Book critiques see it as homage to the "classic indictment of adult hypocrisy" but still managing to tell the uncensored, unflinching tale of "how childhoods were not so much the setting of a happy home video."
"I read this book when I was Charlie's age," explained Ezra Miller. "Two older friends who lived down the block from him in Maplewood, N.J., insisted on it. One said, 'This is my favorite book.' The other said, 'This book saved my life.' So I read it and I found one of the best mythological maps for being a fucked-up kid," added the actor.
Yet, while some are excited for the film adaptation, Miller was not one to be easily pleased. During Miller's visit at his friend's house in Los Angeles, Ezra chanced upon the alleged script for "Perks" and his reaction was anything but perky.
"I picked it up and threw it against the wall, then I kicked it and spat on it -- because I was furious that somebody, some idiot somewhere was trying to ruin a great piece of literature," says Miller.
However, upon finding out it was the author's project himself, Ezra had a complete change of thought. "It was no longer Hollywood eating another thing we love. It was maybe a chance for Perks to become a bigger, friendlier, more helpful monster," explained Ezra.