'Make the Yuletide gay': Christmas films finally show same-sex couples

Los Angeles (AFP) – When Jonathan Bennett’s agent called about a leading romantic part in a new Christmas movie, the actor’s first reaction was “Great, who’s the girl?” Although Bennett is gay, the former “Mean Girls” star is used to playing straight roles opposite Hollywood actresses — particularly within the conservative, often formulaic genre of holiday films. “There was a pause, and they said ‘Jake.’ My jaw hit the floor!” Bennett recalled, laughing. “It was a long time coming.” “The Christmas House,” released last month, is the first Yuletide film from the Hallmark Channel to prominently…

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