For any queer person who’s ever felt excluded from holiday love stories, Freeform is about to change that with The Thing About Harry, a gay-themed Valentine’s Day romance directed by Good Trouble and The Fosters creator Peter Paige, set to premiere on the network in February. And the first trailer starring Grey’s Anatomy’s out star Jake Borelli and newcomer Niko Terho has just dropped.
In The Thing About Harry, Borelli plays Sam, a gay man who embarks on a road trip from Chicago to attend an engagement party in his small hometown in Missouri, where he faced bullying for bravely coming out during high school. The catch is that he ends up having to take the trip with his high school nemesis Harry, a jock who's about to be on the road to more self-discovery with Sam.
Over the course of the trip and a night at a roadside motel, the men develop a bond that features the promise of becoming something else.
The first trailer for the movie features sparks flying between the guys who attempt to "keep it in the friend zone."
The Thing About Harry costars Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown as Paul, an “overbearing and pretentious gay man,” while Britt Baron (GLOW) plays Stasia, Sam’s edgy and opinionated best friend. Paige, who starred as Emmett in the groundbreaking Queer as Folk for five seasons, will appear as Sam’s roommate Casey.
The movie is executive-produced by Paige, Greg Gugliotta, and F.J. Denny. Paige and Josh Senter wrote the script.
The Thing About Harry is out February 15 on Freeform.