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Former Disney Stars Fall in Love in Sapphic Teen Crush Trailer

Former Disney Stars Fall in Love in Sapphic Teen Crush Trailer


The upcoming high school romance film stars Rowan Blanchard and Auli'i Cravalho.

Are you ready for the next great sapphic high school movie?

The first trailer for Hulu's upcoming teen romance about two queer girls, Crush , has dropped, giving us our first good look at what is sure to be a cute and fun new movie! And not only does it look great, but it stars two former Disney stars who have since come out as queer: Rowan Blanchard and Auli'i Cravalho .

Blanchard ( Girl Meets World ) stars in Crush as Paige, a high school senior trying to get into CalArts who has a crush on Gabriella Campos, a beautiful fellow student, and the muse who inspires her art.

Paige decides to try out for track in order to get closer to her crush but ends up being drawn to a girl she never thought she'd be into: the mysterious AJ, played by Moana star Auli'i Cravalho.

The synopsis for Crush says that "when an aspiring young artist is forced to join her high school track team, she uses it as an opportunity to pursue the girl she's been harboring a long-time crush on. But she soon finds herself falling for an unexpected teammate and discovers what real love feels like."

The trailer comes complete with Blanchard in a girl in a red t-shirt, lots of young women sweating, and jokes about coming out, queer arts, and a "gateway gay" fingering every girl in school.

It's a breath of fresh air to see queerness portrayed as being so normalized and just a part of the regular high school experience. The movie isn't about the difficulties of coming out, or even about trying to fit in as a queer student. This movie says that we've already seen all that and need a new story.

Crush is directed by Sammi Cohen and written by Kristen King and Casey Rackham, it also stars Isabella Ferreira, Tyler Alvarez, Tesla Dunn, Aasif Mandvi, Michelle Buteau, and Megan Mullally, who plays Paige's mom.

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The movie already has some controversy attached, as Cravalho had called out Blanchard in a now-deleted TikTok, calling her co-star biphobic (Cravalho is bi, Blanchard is queer) and alleging that she made her cry on set.

Back in December of last year, Cravalho posted a duet she did with a video celebrating that the two actors were starring in a queer movie together. Whenever Blanchard's face was in the video, Cravalho hid her eyes, and she captioned the TikTok: "She's still biphobic but this movie is going to be so cute and queer!!!"

We don't know if the two stars have patched things up, or if Blanchard has apologized for whatever she did to prompt Cravalho's reaction. Still, this movie does indeed look "so cute and queer" and we can't wait to watch it.

Crush debuts Friday, April 29 on Hulu.

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