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Amazon Prime Video Is Giving Us Two Gay Films This Summer

Keiynan Lonsdale and Ruby Rose

Two new queer movies are coming soon to Amazon Prime Video!

The streamer has just acquired two new queer-centered films, My Fake Boyfriend and 1Up, from BuzzFeed Studios and Lionsgate and are planning to release the films this summer.

The first film, My Fake Boyfriend, is described as a queer rom-com starring Keiynan Lonsdale, Dylan Sprouse, and Sarah Hyland. It follows "a young man in a tricky situation, who follows the advice of his unconventional best friend (Sprouse) and uses social media to create a fake boyfriend to keep his awful ex-lover out of his life. But everything backfires when he meets the real love of his life, and breaking up with his fake boyfriend proves hard to do."

My Fake Boyfriend was directed by veteran TV director Rose Troche (The L Word, Snowpiercer, Shameless), and comes from a script from Luke Albright, Joe Wanjai Ross, and Greg Boaldin.

The other movie has a more sapphic angle, and stars Paris Berelc (Alexa & Katie) as a young woman who "quits her college esports team, fed up with gaslighting from her male counterparts, and quickly realizes that her decision comes at the cost of her scholarship. But, she discovers a loophole to save her collegiate future: if she can find a coach and assemble a whole new varsity-caliber team capable of reaching the State Finals."

"Valerie turns to her professor, Parker Nesby (Ruby Rose), and together with Valerie’s best friend and fellow gamer Sloane (Hari Nef), they form and train a rag-tag women’s team committed to taking down the boys that tried to shut them out of gaming in the first place."

1Up originally was set to star Elliot Page in the role Ruby Rose ended up playing.

My Fake Boyfriend will debut in the US on Amazon Prime June 15, five days after it drops in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the U.K., and Latin America. 1Up streams in the US on July 15, after debuting July 8 in Australia and New Zealand.

We can’t wait to check out these two queer comedies! Happy Pride Season to us!

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