Christmas is a mere three months away (or roughly 113 days, vacation hive), and it is bringing a brand new yuletide-themed romantic comedy. Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis will play Abby and Harper, a pair navigating the chaos of Christmas with their households, in Happiest Season, Folks studies. “A younger lady (Stewart) with a plan to suggest to her girlfriend (Davis) whereas at her household’s annual vacation social gathering discovers her associate hasn’t but come out to her conservative mother and father,” an outline of the movie reads.
The movie is among the uncommon LGBTQ+ entries into the Christmas rom-com pantheon. “I believe I’ve wished to see a homosexual Christmas rom-com my complete life,” Stewart informed Folks. “I am so completely happy and pleased with Clea for bringing this into the world.” She’s referring to actress Clea DuVall (However I am a Cheerleader, Veep) who co-wrote and made her directorial debut on the characteristic. “I am an enormous fan of Christmas films, however I had by no means seen my story represented,” DuVall informed the outlet. “Happiest Season felt like an incredible alternative to inform a common story from a brand new perspective.” The film co-stars Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Schitt’s Creek’s Dan Levy, and the movie’s co-writer, Mary Holland.
Though Netflix, Hallmark, and Lifetime churn out numerous Christmas love tales annually, the style is usually dominated by white, heterosexual, cisgender storylines. Final month, TVLine reported that Lifetime would produce The Christmas Set-Up, their first Christmas rom-com that includes two male romantic leads. Simply final yr, the channel aired its first same-sex kiss between sideline characters in Twinkle All of the Means. Over on Hallmark, a same-sex wedding ceremony was proven in a movie for the primary time after the corporate controversially pulled a collection of adverts that includes two ladies kissing throughout their nuptials. The CEO issued an apology quickly after.
Stewart stated that regardless of the way you outline your sexuality, household stress in the course of the holidays is a common expertise. “I like when a vacation film makes you lengthy for an concept of house, but additionally examines how hilarious and exhausting actuality at house might be generally,” she informed Folks.
Happiest Season will likely be launched on November 25.
Savannah Walsh is an Editorial Fellow at ELLE.com.
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