The rom-com genre in films and TV shows has been around for years on end and it shows no sign of backing out any time soon. In fact, it is evolving from classic to modern concepts, including full-blow LGBTQ+ highlights.
2022 has already seen some amazing LGBTQ+ rom coms, such as Hulu's Crush and the soon-to-be-released Fire Island (premiering on June 3). Prime Video's My Fake Boyfriend is another that promises to keep the modern genre's hot streak alive.
This new rom-com film drops on Prime Video on June 17 and has just released its new trailer to keep eagerly awaiting fans in the loop.
The video captivates two things extremely well, its erratic plot and ensemble cast. We see Andrew (Keiynan Lonsdale) in an on-and-off relationship with his toxic boyfriend Nico (Marcus Rosner). Andrew strives to win back his boyfriend despite the guy repeatedly cheating on him.
Andrew’s friends Jake (Dylan Sprouse) and Kelly (Sarah Hyland) try to help him snap out of his entanglement by creating a new flawless boyfriend “Christiano”.
Generally, the trailer is endearing and enjoyable to watch, with a relatable plot incorporating social media and viral trends into the mix.
Rather than the traditional coming out plot of past LGBTQ+ content, My Fake Boyfriend plays out the respective community as proud and ideal individuals, which makes current LGBTQ+ films great successes.
Adding on to those already mentioned, the film stars Bukola Agoka as Tasha, Tricia Black as Peyton, Matthew Finlan as Leo, Rony Fu as Jessica, Andrew Meikle as Troy, Brooker Muir as Clint, Merle Newell as Rhonda, Rachel Risen as Emily, Samer Salem as Rafi and Simon Sinn as Bernie Jiang.
My Fake Boyfriend makes its way to Prime Video on Friday, June 17.