‘Merry & Gay’: A smart and heartfelt LGBTQ Christmas venture

One of the latest films that I got to review was a little film entitled Merry & Gay. The film centers around two young women, Becca and Sam, who were once high school sweethearts. Ever since the two parted ways, Sam has lead a reserved life working mostly as a bartender. Becca, on the other hand, has a successful run on Broadway and when the two reconnect, they attempt to rekindle their long-lost romance. 

To be fair, the editing and direction could use a nice polish through. It’s very easy to see the rough patches and the incohesive lighting where the production may have lagged. 

Nevertheless, the film proves to be a jovial and triumphant step forward for couples in the LGBTQ movement. It shares a certain kinship with forbidden love and recapturing the magic that made you fall in love with your partner. 

Admittedly, the film is adjacent to that of Hallmark movies that may get thrown into the maw of obscurity, but that doesn’t stop it from being entertaining in its own right. Its whimsy and heart are what help this film get by through any other mistakes that may occur. 

Many filmgoers may not ever see these films, as they may fly under the radar. Hopefully, this review helps out. 



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