People Magazine have unveiled the first images from Kristen Stewart’s upcoming queer holiday film, Happiest Season.
The film follows the story of Abby (Stewart), who plans to propose to her girlfriend Harper – played by Terminator: Dark Fate star Mackenzie Davis – while attending Harper’s annual Christmas party, only to discover that she hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.
It also stars Mary Steenburgen (Elf), Victor Garber (Alias), Alison Brie (Community), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Ana Gasteyer (Mean Girls) and Clea DuVall (But I’m a Cheerleader). Happie
“I’m a huge fan of Christmas movies, but I had never seen my story represented,” says DuVall, who co-wrote and directed the film. “Happiest Season felt like a great opportunity to tell a universal story from a new perspective.”
Stewart agreed, telling People: “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.
“I love when a holiday movie makes you long for an idea of home, but also examines how hilarious and hard reality at home can be sometimes.”
DuVall also said that Happiest Season was “one of the most fun sets” she’s worked on throughout her career so far, “from the cast to the crew, everyone showed up each day with an excitement and energy that made every day a joy.”
“We couldn’t have had a better more loving pack of weirdos supporting each other on this one,” added Stewart. “Had an absolute blast.”
Happiest Season will hit cinemas 20 November in the US and 27 November in the UK. Check out the first photos – courtesy of People – below.
— Clea DuVall (@cleaduvall) September 2, 2020