For the primary time, a cable Christmas film will middle on an LGBTQ+ couple, and now we wish to know what A Christmas Set Up is about! The upcoming Lifetime authentic film was introduced as a part of the community’s annual set of vacation originals, and it marks a milestone as Lifetime’s first film with an LGBTQ+ romance because the central plot (a primary for vacation cable romances on any community, too). It isn’t the very first time a homosexual couple has been seen in a Lifetime authentic – final yr’s Twinkle All of the Method featured an onscreen kiss between two homosexual supporting characters – but it surely’s the primary one which places their story entrance and middle.
This is how Lifetime is at present describing the film, as detailed on its press website:
“Hugo, a New York company lawyer and his finest good friend Madelyn head to Milwaukee to spend the vacations together with his mother Kate, who can also be answerable for the native Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo to run into Patrick, Hugo’s highschool good friend and secret crush, who has lately returned after a profitable stint in Silicon Valley. As they benefit from the native vacation festivities collectively, Hugo and Patrick’s attraction to one another is simple and it appears as if Kate’s well-intentioned Santa-style matchmaking is a hit. However as Hugo receives phrase of a giant promotion requiring a transfer to London, he should determine what’s most necessary to him.”
Casting for the film is going on now, so we do not but know who might be taking part in Hugo, Patrick, or any of the opposite characters. It isn’t the one film increasing illustration at Lifetime this yr, both: the community additionally greenlit A Sugar and Spice Vacation, its first vacation film that focuses on a Chinese language-American household.
“We’re thrilled to proceed our legacy of making a vacation vacation spot that’s welcoming to all at Lifetime,” mentioned Amy Winter, EVP and head of programming, Lifetime and LMN, in an announcement to Deadline. “With extra new motion pictures than anyone cable community for streamer, I could not be prouder of the unbelievable expertise becoming a member of us in entrance of, and behind the digital camera, on these new vacation motion pictures.” Hopefully, that is just the start for extra motion pictures on extra networks that signify extra numerous experiences.
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