We'd all like to believe that we fall for a person based on who they are on the inside rather than the random combination of flesh, bone, and good hair they happen to walk around with. Director Michael Sucsy's Every Day takes this idea to the extreme. Based on David Levithan's best-selling YA novel, the film follows Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year-old girl who falls for A, an entity that inhabits the body of a different teenager every 24 hours.
It's a fundamentally queer romance, with A's consciousness manifesting itself in different races, heights, weights, and genders -- Ian Alexander (far left), the trans Asian breakout from Netflix's The OA, makes an appearance. And while its premise is a bit twee, in our current climate the movie's message feels downright necessary. "The story is about being seen," Sucsy says. "Love transcends binary categories. Falling in love with the essence of a person is what love is really about."