Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The New Gay Rom-Com “My Fake Boyfriend”
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My Fake Boyfriend, the new queer romantic comedy from BuzzFeed Studios, is out today on Prime Video! If you're a lover of rom-coms, LGBTQ films, or both, here's your handy guide to everything you need to know about My Fake Boyfriend — and be sure to check out this official trailer:
What is My Fake Boyfriend about?
The film stars Keiynan Lonsdale, Dylan Sprouse, and Sarah Hyland.
Also, if you didn't already know, fun fact: Keiynan Lonsdale is definitely a huge rom-com aficionado!
My Fake Boyfriend also costars Samer Salem and Marcus Rosner, two familiar faces from the world of TV.
In addition, My Fake Boyfriend features a fan-favorite actor from Schitt's Creek!
That's right, Schitt's Creek fans: Karen Robinson, aka Ronnie on Schitt's Creek,is in My Fake Boyfriend! She plays Andrew's lovable, if not occasionally overbearing, mother, who just wants to see Andrew settled with someone he loves. Robinson's character, Lucille, is honestly such a great example of what a parent of a queer child should look like. More characters like Lucille, please!
The film is directed by acclaimed director Rose Troche and written by Luke Albright, Joe Wanjai Ross, and Greg Boaldin.
Also, quick BTS fun fact! Albright has said that he owes the film to "all the #crazy exes out there..."
Also, strangely enough, did you know the whole "fake boyfriend" thing isn't that unheard of on social media?
So, queer rom-com fans, that's what you need to know about My Fake Boyfriend! It's honestly such an endearing film with a ton of heart, and it has some of the funniest moments I've seen in a romantic comedy in recent memory. The best part is, it's available on Prime Video in the US starting today.
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