Netflix’s “The Half of It” Is the Lesbian “Cyrano” We Deserve

The queer rom-com is the latest from “Saving Face” filmmaker Alice Wu.

The first trailer for Netflix’s The Half of It has dropped, and it’s giving us all the high school feels in the best way possible.

The forthcoming romantic comedy, written and directed by lesbian filmmaker Alice Wu, sees Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis), a bookish Chinese-American teen in middle America, end up in a messy, Cyrano de Bergerac-esque love triangle with popular girl Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) and jock Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer).

The streaming service describes the rom-com as “a heartfelt comedy-of-errors about searching for perfect love—and finding yourself in the process,” and we are so here for it.

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Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu in The Half of It.

Love, Simon vibes, anyone?!

The Half of It is the second feature-length film from Wu, who broke onto the scene in 2005 with Saving Face, her GLAAD Award-nominated dramedy about a Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother.

Watch the full trailer below, and get ready to stream this new classic when it hits Netflix on Friday, May 1.

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