We haven’t even seen Happiest Season and we’re already in tears at the queer beauty it’s already turning out to be!
Happiest Season stars Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as a lesbian couple tackling the holiday season. Stewart plays Abby. She has her heart set on proposing to her girlfriend Harper, played by Davis. What she doesn’t know, and what comes as a shock, is that Harper hasn’t come out to her conservative parents yet. Talk about drama!
And while we’re kind of over the whole coming out story, we can’t stress how happy we are to see a queer rom com for the holidays. Seriously, guys. We’re so used to having cookie cutter holiday rom coms on Hallmark, Lifetime, and Netflix. Every year, the same thing. Over and over. Happiest Season seems to be the movie to break the mold.
According to People, who released the first look photos of Happiest Season, Stewart said, “I think I’ve wished a gay Christmas rom com my who life.” She followed that by saying, “I’m so happy and proud of Clea for bringing this into the world.”
The movie, which hits theaters November 25, 2020 (and hopefully digital on-demand because of the times we’re living in right now) was co-written and directed by Veep actress Clea DuVall. The actress turned director and writer told People, “I’m a huge fan of Christmas movies, but I had never seen my story represented.”
DuVall continued by saying, “Happiest Season felt like a great opportunity to tell a universal story from a new perspective.” And we’re right there with her. We need universal stories like this. Especially in this day and age because queer or LGBTQ people deserve to see themselves in the content they consume.
And seeing these pictures, reading these quotes, it feels almost surreal. We as a community are allowed to have this? Happiest Season answers with a resounding, “Yes!”