Things being what they are, Happiest Seasons is bypassing the traditional theatrical release and will instead be heading straight to Hulu on 25th November. While this is great news for the US, UK viewers will have to play the waiting game as the release date is still TBC.
The film is directed and co-written by Clea DuVall (alongside Mary Holland) who was inspired to create a story based off of her own experiences. DuVall told Entertainment Weekly “I’m writing from my own place of truth and telling the story from my own perspective,” admitting, “I’ve spent Christmases with partners whose parents didn’t know.… I’ve been ‘the friend’ at the family function.”
There is another reason this movie is near and dear Stewart’s heart as she admits to having been on both side of the Abby-Harper coin:
They’re [the characters] both people I really felt protective of in different ways, because I’ve been on both sides of that dynamic where someone is having a hard time acknowledging who they are and the other person is more self-accepting.” For the full Instyle article read here.