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Kristen Stewart is going to star in an LGBTI rom-com

Kristen Stewart is going to star in an LGBTI rom-com

Kristen Stewart

Hollywood is currently going through a romantic comedy renaissance with movies like Crazy Rich Asians, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and the upcoming Isn’t It Romantic. There’s still a lack of LGBTI representation in these movies, but fortunately Kristen Stewart is here to save the day.

Variety reported the actor is currently in talks to star in TriStar Pictures’ upcoming film Happiest Season.

Openly gay writer, director, and actor Clea DuVall is at the helm. She co-wrote the film with Mary Holland and is also on board to direct. This will be her first directing gig at the studio level.

The film tells the story of a young woman planning to propose to her girlfriend at an annual family event. Things go haywire when she finds out her girlfriend hasn’t come out yet to her conservative parents.

More and more queer roles

Stewart has chosen to act in movies with queer storylines and elements recently.

In 2014, she appeared in the drama film Clouds of Sils Maria alongside Juliette Binoche.

Most recently, she co-starred in Lizzie with Chloë Sevigny. The movie told the story of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders and played up the rumored relationship between Lizzie (Sevigny) and housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Stewart).

Stewart was also cast as one of three Charlie’s Angels in Elizabeth Banks’ new take on the spy franchise. Here’s hoping she’ll be queer in that film as well.

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