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After Riverdale, Lili Reinhart’s Next Project Is a Queer Period Drama

After Riverdale, Lili Reinhart’s Next Project Is a Queer Period Drama

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Can Reinhart shake up this sometimes-stale genre?

Lili Reinhart is ready to move out of Riverdale and onto brighter pastures.

Reinhart, who came out as bisexual in 2020, has her own production company, Small Victory Productions, and recently talked to BuzzFeed about what she plans for her career now that Riverdale, where she plays Betty Cooper, is ending.

"In the last year and a half, I've been hard, hard at work developing the projects that I'm going to do after Riverdale," Reinhart told Buzzfeed. "I'm really trying to set up a slate of things for when the show ends, to jump right into because I know I'll be ready to dip my feet into all these different projects. I have so many exciting things on the horizon. I just get so excited to think about them."

The one we're most excited about is a queer period piece that she's working on.

"I have a very exciting LGBTQ+ period piece that is in the works," she said. "That is so exciting for me because I've always been in love with period pieces"

"I grew up being so drawn to them, like Marie Antoinette, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Dangerous Liaisons," she said. "I've always just loved the drama of period pieces, and adding that queer element is very exciting for me. So, that's something that's on the horizon."

While the genre of Tragic White Lesbian Period Romances has become a trope in recent years, with films and series like Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Ammonite, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and The World to Come all being recent examples, Reinhart doesn't want to make the same old white movies that Hollywood is constantly putting out.

"I don't want a white woman to be the lead role in everything that I do," she said. "So, I would like to produce projects that are more diverse and aren't just me as the lead, and tell different stories that I wouldn't necessarily really have room to be in."

Hopefully, we'll get some more news about these upcoming projects soon!

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