Jake Borelli to Star in New Queer Rom-Com The Thing About Harry
Jake Borelli to Star in New Queer Rom-Com 'The Thing About Harry'
Just in time for Valentine's Day!
Grey's Anatomy star Jake Borelli and fresh face Niko Terho will star in Freeform's upcoming queer Valentine's Day road-trip rom-com, The Thing About Harry.
According to Deadline, "Borelli will play Sam, a handsome, funny, neurotic, intelligent young gay man who combines a scathing wit with an overly idealistic worldview. Sam came out when he was still in high school, something that took a lot of courage in his small Missouri town, but was bullied constantly. Terho will portray Harry, an emotionally uncomplicated, promiscuous player who has always left a string of broken hearts in his wake. Under the surface, Harry actually yearns for love, family and stability, but the thought of commitment still terrifies him."
The cast is jam-packed with other openly LGBTQ+ stars. The movie will also feature Queer Eye star Karamo Brown, GLOW's Britt Baron, and beloved Queer as Folk star Peter Paige.
"It’s been an honor to partner with Freeform in making great television with LGBTQ+ characters as leads," said the film's executive producers Paige, Greg Gugliotta and F.J. Denny. "True equality can only be achieved when you see yourself reflected in the movies, music, and stories that paint our culture."
They continued: "As young gay men in the 90s, whenever a rom-com opened, we would watch the leading lady fall in love and imagine what it would be like if the boy was saying all those things to another boy. We’ve always wanted to make a movie—an unabashedly romantic comedy—that queer boys wouldn’t have to translate. It’s rewarding to take the genre to a new, all-inclusive level."
The film is due February 2020.