Lifetime's First Gay Christmas Movie Casts Fran Drescher, Ben Lewis

Lifetime has announced the cast for their first holiday film with LGBTQ+ leads, The Christmas Setup

The TV network announced today in a statement that real-life couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee lead the film as Hugo and Patrick, Glow actress Ellen Wong will play Hugo's best friend Madelyn, and The Nanny star Fran Drescher has been cast as Hugo's mom Kate.

The official description reads:

The Christmas Setup follows the story of New York lawyer Hugo  (Lewis) who heads to Milwaukee with his best friend Madelyn (Wong) to spend the holidays with his mom Kate (Drescher), who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo to run into Patrick (Lee), Hugo’s high school friend and secret crush, who has recently returned after a successful stint in Silicon Valley. As they enjoy the local holiday festivities together, Hugo and Patrick’s attraction to each other is undeniable and it looks as though Kate’s Santa-style matchmaking is a success. But as Hugo receives word of a big promotion requiring a move to London, he must decide what is most important to him.  

Lifetime also shares that the network "is working closely with GLAAD to ensure the movie represents the LGBTQ community sensitively and accurately."

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