Santa’s list of Christmas flicks for queer folks continues to grow with the addition of Netflix’s Single All the Way, which stars Michael Urie as a forever single gay man who gets more than he bargains for when he takes his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) home for the holidays. A sweet romcom with all of the holiday fixings from Christmas lights to reindeer muffs, Single All the Way follows films like last year’s Happiest Season, The Christmas-Set-Up, Dashing in December, and The Christmas House that have begun to center LGBTQ+ holiday love stories.
The official synopsis for Single All the Way reads:
“Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter (Michael Urie) convinces his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to join him for the holidays and pretend that they're now in a relationship. But when Peter’s mother (Kathy Najimy) sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James (Luke Macfarlane)— the plan goes awry.”
As the trailer reveals, the real sparks fly between Peter and Nick, and since romantic comedies have a pre-ordained happy ending, it’s likely that bells will ring for the couple by the film’s close.
Philemon Chambers and Michael Urie
Icons Kathy Najimy as Peter’s mom and Jennifer Coolidge as his Aunt Sandy add to the overall campiness of the movie. Additionally, Jennifer Robertson, who played the endlessly optimistic Jocelyn on Schitt’s Creek also stars along with Barry Bostwick of The Rocky Horror Picture Show fame, who plays Peter’s dad.
Single All the Way is directed by Michael Mayer (A Home at the End of the World, 27 Dresses, Smash) and written by Chad Hodge (Wayward Pines, Good Behavior, and the upcoming biopic Anita, about Anita Bryant).
Watch the trailer for Single All the Way below and catch it on Netflix December 2.