The good news? Change is afoot. We’ve seen recent hits like Marry Me, The Lost City and I Want You Back cause publications, such as Collider and The Wall Street Journal, to claim that rom coms are “making a comeback.” But this year, rom coms aren’t just making a comeback—they’re getting a whole lot gayer, without tragedy or coming out serving as their defining characteristic.
On April 29, Hulu will drop the teen comedy Crush, which centers around an aspiring artist named Paige (Rowan Blanchard) who tries to make a move on her crush, Gabriella (Isabella Ferreira) by joining the school’s track team. However, things get complicated when Paige starts getting trained by Gabriella’s older sister, AJ (Auli’i Cravalho), and she realizes that she’s developed feelings for both siblings. With an all-female love triangle, POC actresses and queer writers behind the scenes, Crush is a landmark release for Hollywood, and it’s not the only one that’s set to make history.