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Married Couple Ben Lewis & Blake Lee to Star in Lifetime's First LGBTQ Holiday Movie

Married Couple Ben Lewis & Blake Lee to Star in Lifetime's First LGBTQ Holiday Movie

Ben Lewis and Blake Lee, who are a real-life married couple, will be starring in Lifetime’s first holiday movie to revolve around an LGBTQ storyline.

The Christmas Setup will “follow Hugo (Lewis), a New York lawyer who heads to Milwaukee with his best friend Madelyn (GLOW‘s Ellen Wong) to spend the holidays with his mom Kate (Fran Drescher), who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo to run into Patrick (Lee), a high school friend and secret crush of Hugo’s who has recently returned after a successful stint in Silicon Valley.”

The synopsis, via TV Line, continues, “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.”

The movie was announced last month and was applauded for being the network’s first movie with a same sex couple as the lead roles.

Ben is best known for his role as William Clayton on Arrow and for playing “Other Scott” in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He actually met Blake in the bathroom at that movie’s premiere and they got married in 2016.

Blake has appeared on shows like Parks and Recreation, Mixology, and Wisdom of the Crowd.

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