Between Dashing in December, The Christmas Setup, and The Christmas House, 2020 was the year of the gay holiday rom-com. And even though you probably just took down your tree, you should don your gay apparel because Netflix wants to meet you under the mistletoe.
The streaming giant has announced a new queer holiday movie: Single All the Way, starring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, and Luke MacFarlane. But we guess we were extra good this year because the exciting casting news doesn’t stop there. The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Barry Bostwick will co-star along with Jennifer Robertson, Jennifer Coolidge, and Kathy Najimy.
According to the Netflix description, Single All the Way follows Peter (Michael Urie), who is “desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status. He convinces his best friend Nick to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re now in a relationship. But when Peter’s mother sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James — the plan goes awry.”
“Celebrating Christmas in springtime with this amazing group of artists must mean I was good this year,” Urie said in a statement. “Chad Hodge has written a laugh-out-loud-funny and lump-in-throat-sweet movie that [director] Michael Mayer will effortlessly lift off the page. My mom is Kathy Najimy, my dad is Barry Bostwick, and my aunt is Jennifer Coolidge — if that isn’t some kinda gay Christmas miracle, I don’t know what is.”
Since the movie is just going into production now, there is no premiere date yet, but it’s safe to assume that it will hit Netflix in time for the 2021 holiday season.
“When I sat down to write this movie, I made a list of all the things I personally wanted to see in a holiday rom-com,” said writer Chad Hodge. “The list ran the gamut, from honestly portraying the uniqueness of gay friendships and relationships, to the often hilarious dynamics of our families, to Jennifer Coolidge. I’m so grateful to Netflix for embracing all of it. I can’t wait to see it come to life.”
Neither can we!