Featuring a Strong All-Female Ensemble Cast Premieres In December 2019
T’is the Season For A Queer Holiday Movie … Finally!
Los Angeles, CA – Tis the Season for Holiday movies! The production team of Tello Films and DASH Productions are bringing something new and different this holiday season: “Season of Love” – the first ever Lesbian/Queer Holiday Rom-Com.
“I’ve always wanted to do a Rom-Com movie, but if you’re going to do a Rom-Com why not do one that’s going to push the boundaries a little bit and gives this beautiful community what they so deserve, a happy ending,” says Dominique Provost-Chalkley.“It’s a Love Actually for our community,” comments Jessica Clark.
The highly anticipated full-length film will of course deliver a very Christmassy soundtrack featuring a wide range of original tunes.
“Lift Your Spirit Up”, the film’s lead track written by Billy Steinberg and Josh Alexander, is performed by Dominique Provost-Chalkley at the end of the movie. Steinberg’s repertoire includes the 80s classics “Like a Virgin” by Madonna, “True Colors” by Cindy Lauper, and “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles.
Every holiday season traditional and streaming networks create a ton of holiday romantic comedies but they consistently fail to create meaningful stories from the queer perspective.
Taking over the holiday TV space, Lifetime just announced the release of 28 films this Holiday Season while its competitor, Hallmark, is delivering 24 new original movie premieres this season. And if both networks have made an effort to move toward diversity and inclusion by featuring women of color in leading roles, the networks still have ways to go when it comes to other ethnicities and marginalized people – still an industry-wide issue.
One area that is underserved across all networks is the lack of LGBTQ representation in its Christmas movies. While some movies hint at queer stories, explicit LGBTQ+ stories remain rare.
Decrying the lack of LGBTQ+ characters and more specifically LGBTQ+ female leads in holiday movies, Tello Films and DASH Productions are proud and excited to be breaking grounds and releasing the first ever Holiday romantic comedy for LGBTQ+ women, Season of Love this December.
Tis the “Season of Love”!”if you don’t see what you want,” says filmmaker Christin Baker, “then make it!”
She certainly did!