Nov. 30 (UPI) — Alison Brie hopes her movie Happiest Season helps normalize the depiction of gay couples in film.
During Monday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Brie, 37, discussed Happiest Season, the first holiday romantic comedy to center on a lesbian couple.
Happiest Season is written by Clea DuVall and Mary Holland and directed by DuVall. The movie centers on Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis), a couple who spend Christmas with Harper’s family after Abby learns Harper has not yet come out to her parents.
Brie plays Harper’s sister Sloane in Happiest Season. On Ellen, Brie celebrated the film being the first lesbian rom-com that’s “holiday-themed” and “backed by a studio.”
“It’s groundbreaking but also, it’s about time. I’m shocked that it’s the first,” the star said. “I hope that it normalizes having gay couples at the center of every type of