Kristen Stewart’s new film Happiest Season has broken records for streaming service Hulu with its debut end of the week.
The film, which co-stars Mackenzie Davis, was Hulu’s most-watched unique film for its introduction end of the week, Variety investigated Wednesday.
The film additionally acquired the qualification of having collected a larger number of supporters for the administration than any past delivery, sources told the distribution, adding that it set new excellent grades for online media makes reference to on Twitter.
The storyline of the Clea DuVall-coordinated film bases on a lesbian couple named Abby (Stewart) and Harper (Davis), who claim to be straight when visiting Harper’s folks Ted and Tipper (Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen) for these special seasons, as Harper hasn’t come out to her folks.
Stewart recently told People, ‘I think I’ve wished to see a gay Christmas rom-com my whole life. I’m so happy and proud of Clea for bringing this into the world.’
She added: ‘I love when holiday movie makes you long for an idea of home, but also examines how hilarious and hard reality at home can be sometimes.’
Sony’s Tri-Star Pictures at first possessed rights to the film, offering it to Hulu as the Covid has shut cinemas cross country.
‘Obviously, we all wanted a theatrical release for this, and Sony was such a great partner,’ DuVall told Variety Monday. ‘But Hulu just took the ball and did such an incredible job, and were so passionate. It’s really heartening to me that so many people wanted to get this story out there.’
She added, ‘I also felt like it’s so long overdue for a movie like this to be made on this scale, you know? All I really was hoping for is that it would give studios or streamers the impression that movies like this have an audience, and that people want to see them.
‘I just wanted to do a good enough job that I would get to make more on a larger scale. That LGBTQ stories would be – you know, that there would be more of them!’
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