Mackenzie Davis has a proven track record of bringing compelling queer characters to life on screen: she starred in the “San Junipero” episode of Black Mirror, which I still watch whenever I need to happy cry (after a sad cry, of course), and also had an (imagined) threesome with Charlize Theron in Tully. Now, Davis may be signing on for another gay role, playing Kristen Stewart’s girlfriend in upcoming queer romantic comedy Happiest Season.
The film, which was announced in November, “centers on a young woman whose plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner has not yet come out to her conservative parents,” according to Vulture. Without a doubt, wacky MAGA hijinks will ensue. Davis, who also starred alongside Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049, is in talks to play Stewart’s girlfriend, the one with the Republican parents, and considering her filmography, we’re pretty sure she’ll wind up with the role. (Excuse me, I’m thinking about “San Junipero” and I need a minute.)
The script for Happiest Season was written by Mary Holland and queer ‘90s favorite Clea DuVall. Stewart once described herself as “so gay” on Saturday Night Live but has also said she’s open to dating men again, meaning 20BiTeen is probably going to be her year. Kristen Stewart, romantic comedy star: Is this the new era we’ve been waiting for? Well, if we can’t get three more Twilight movies, I suppose it will have to do.