Christmas season is around the corner and this time celebration seems to be an extravagant battle against all the totems and taboos. With the release of the brand new movie Happiest Season’s Trailer, the 2020 Christmas season in fact is heading towards making history. Caricatured as a ‘Lesbian Christmas rom-com’ the movie sheds light on LGBTQ affairs which are even regarded as forbidden and taboo.
Written and directed by Clea DuVall,(previously directed the 2016 indie comedy “The Intervention”) this film marks her directorial debut on a major studio feature.
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In an interview with People, Duvall said that she was inspired to make the film because queer Christmas stories are long overdue. “I’m a huge fan of Christmas movies, but I had never seen my story represented,” she said. “Happiest Season felt like a great opportunity to tell a universal story from a new perspective.” Stewart, who is openly queer, joined the film for the same reason. “I think I’ve wished to see a gay Christmas rom-com my whole life,” she said. “I’m so happy and proud of Clea for bringing this into the world.”
Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis is all set to bring holiday cheer with the ‘Happiest Season’!
Being a romantic comedy starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis in the lead roles, the movie follows the story of Abby (played by Stewart) who’s ready to take the next step with the love of her life, her girlfriend Harper (played by Davis).The two travel to Harper’s conservative family home for the holidays, where Abby plans to propose to her girlfriend during the Christmas festivities.However, her plans to get engaged are suddenly halted when Harper confesses that she hasn’t come out to her family, resulting in Abby having to pretend that she’s just a straight friend — and an orphan.The things change when Abby discovers that her girlfriend has yet to come out to her conservative family.
“I am scared that if I tell them who I really am, I will lose them,” Harper says tearfully in the trailer. “I am not hiding you, I am hiding me.”
“Happiest Season” also stars Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Holland. Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner produce with Jaclyn Huntling for Temple Hill. The executive producers are Jonathan McCoy and Wyck Godfrey. The film was originally scheduled to be released in theaters on Nov. 25, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Happiest Season will now stream on Hulu on the same day.