Happiest Season is streaming now on Hulu, much to the excitement of many LGBTQ+ fans who have been eagerly awaiting the chance to see a Christmas movie with lesbian leads—especially when those leads were Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, leading a cast that also includes Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy, Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen. Gay icons one and all.
And with Happiest Season, the LGBTQ+ community may have reached cinematic quality in one key aspect. Now it too has its own average-to-bad romcom of the sort that the straight community has been churning out for decades.
For sure, the idea of the standard Christmas movie that sees a dysfunctional family trapped together over the festive season has been a standard of the industry, leading to everything from A Christmas Story (excellent) to Love the Coopers (fairly abysmal, though interesting