Real-life married gay couple cast in new LGBTQ holiday movie on Lifetime


Life time is now operating on its 2020 holiday break movie lineup and just confirmed an thrilling new undertaking.

Lifetime announced on Monday in a press release it has forged the network’s initial holiday break motion picture with a direct LGBTQ storyline, titled “The Xmas Set up.”

The movie was prepared and directed by users of the LGBTQ community and showcased two homosexual guide actors who are married in real lifestyle – Ben Lewis and Blake Lee. The movie also stars Fran Drescher and Ellen Wong.

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“As element of Lifetime’s legacy of telling tales reflective of the lifestyle, the community is redefining classic holiday flicks in its slate with numerous talent in front of, and guiding the digicam,” the press launch mentioned.

Blake Lee (L) and Ben Lewis (R) attend the opening of Center Theatre Group's "Falsettos" at Ahmanson Theatre on April 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. 

Blake Lee (L) and Ben Lewis (R) go to the opening of Center Theatre Group’s “Falsettos” at Ahmanson Theatre on April 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. 
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Amy Winter season, Lifetime’s EVP and Head of Programming, added, “The earth we produce on digicam ought to mirror the world we live in.”

The press also declared its forthcoming film, “A Sugar & Spice Getaway,” which is the network’s initial film centered on an Asian American spouse and children. It stars Jacky Lai, Tony Giroux, and Tzi Ma.

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“‘The Xmas Setup’ and ‘A Sugar & Spice Getaway ‘are essential additions to the It’s a Fantastic Lifetime slate since they continue on our hard work to explain to the stories of the diverse communities represented by our viewers,” described Winter season. “Our hope with these inclusive movies and other people is that men and women will see by themselves whilst taking pleasure in universally relatable holiday romances.”

The plot of “The Christmas Set up” follows the story of New York attorney Hugo (Lewis) who heads to Milwaukee with his best buddy Madelyn (Wong) to commit the holiday seasons with his mom Kate (Drescher), who is also in demand of the area Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo to run into Patrick (Lee), Hugo’s high faculty buddy and solution crush, who has lately returned just after a effective stint in Silicon Valley.

Meanwhile, “A Sugar & Spice Vacation,” centers on the story of a Chinese-American lady who draws on her family’s cultural traditions to spice up an previous-fashioned Xmas baking level of competition.

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Premiering December 2020, the motion picture follows Suzie (Lai), a increasing younger architect, who returns to her smaller hometown in Maine for Xmas where her Chinese-American parents, Pete (Ma) and Mimi (Lillian Lim), run the neighborhood Lobster Bar.