Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis are staring in ‘Happiest Season’, a theatrical Christmas rom-com release that features a lesbian love story.
The movie, coming to theatres Nov. 25, was co-written and directed by actress Clea DuVall, who stated that these types of holiday stories are long overdue.
“I'm a huge fan of Christmas movies, but I had never seen my story represented,” says DuVall, who starred as secret service agent Marjorie on Veep. “Happiest Season felt like a great opportunity to tell a universal story from a new perspective.”
Stewart agrees, stating that “I think I've wished to see a gay Christmas rom-com my whole life. I'm so happy and proud of Clea for bringing this into the world.”
Stewart added that the stress of being around family is something that everyone going home for the holidays can relate to, regardless of their sexuality. “I love when holiday movie makes you long for an idea of home but also examines how hilarious and hard reality at home can be sometimes,” she said.
According to ‘People’, ’Happiest Season’ follows the story of Abby who plans to propose to her girlfriend Harper while attending Harper's family holiday party. When she discovers her girlfriend hasn't actually come out to her conservative parents yet, things get a little complicated.
The movie also stars Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy—and the film's co-writer (and DuVall's fellow Veep costar) Mary Holland.
DuVall and Stewart both said the movie was incredibly fun to film. “Maybe I'm biased, but this was one of the most fun sets I have ever been on,” DuVall said. “From the cast to the crew, everyone showed up each day with excitement and energy that made every day a joy.”
Stewart added, “We couldn’t have had a better more loving pack of weirdos supporting each other on this one. Had an absolute blast.”
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