It's a Disney reunion for the ages!
A small army of former Disney Channel stars are reuniting for an all new queer horror film directed by Allisyn Snyder (Sonny With a Chance, So Random!). The movie will star Matthew Scott Montgomery, Shayne Topp, and Damien Haas from the show So Random!, as well as Camp Rock's Alyson Stoner, Jessie's Debby Ryan and Kevin Chamberlin, and Tim Bagley from Shake it Up! and Raven's Home.
The film, titled Howdy, Neighbor!, was written by Montgomery and is called a "screenlife" film, where it is formatted with all of the footage occurring on computer screens. Other similar movies have included the John Cho thriller Searching, and the Zoom horror movie Host.
Other, non-Disney Channel stars who will appear in the movie include Sterling Sulieman, Adam Faison, Greer Grammer, and Kimmy Shields
The movie stars Montgomery as Benjamin, a queer millennial in West Hollywood who used to be a famous childhood actor. When his new neighbor Chase (Grant Jordan) reveals that he's a fan, Benjamin "begins investigating the oddly familiar man with his best friend Harley (Ryan)."
Stoner celebrated the news on Instagram by declaring "The Suite Life of Camp Rock with a Chance is BACK, except we're an LGBT+ horror film."
With so many former Disney stars coming out as queer, this type of project was just waiting to happen! And we especially love to see it when Disney itself has been dragging its feet so hard when it comes to queer representation.
While Disney is starting to introduce queerness to its shows and movies, most of the LGBTQ+ representation from the company comes from "blink and you'll miss it" moments.
The latest MCU movie, Thor: Love and Thunder takes Marvel queer representation to new levels, having its characters be openly and vocally queer throughout the film, rather than just in one scene. Still, Valkyrie did not get the queen we were all hoping she'd get, so Disney still has a lot of work to do.
Until Disney's ready to actually do the work to make great LGBTQ+ content, its former stars will have to keep doing it. We can't wait to see what these queer Disney stars come up with!
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