A new Christmas romantic comedy that centres on a same-sex relationship has triggered a fiery online debate about who should portray LGBTQ characters onscreen.
Happiest Season follows a young woman who plans to propose to her girlfriend while attending her family’s annual holiday party – before realising her girlfriend has not come out to her conservative parents.
It stars Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza and was released this week in Aotearoa and the US.
Stewart, who has dated both men and women in real life, was interviewed by Variety about the film and the “gray area” of straight people playing gay characters.
“If you’re telling a story about a community and they’re not welcoming to you, then f**k off,” the Twilight star said.
“But if they are, and