Gretchen Wieners is Soooo Princess Material

Christmas movies! Yay! :)


It’s hard to believe, but even though it’s just Thanksgiving today, on Hallmark time we’re halfway through our Countdown to Christmas. Amazing!

Before we get into today’s movie, an anecdote. I was at a party this past weekend happily drinking champagne out of a plastic picnic cup when the topic of this little project came up. Since this was a crowd of screenwriters, the first question I got was: “What pervasive themes have you seen over the movies so far?” I answered with brutal honesty. Heteronormativity. White people. And a weird idea that if you aren’t super into Christmas, you must have serious damage.

Those first two issues are especially pronounced when the basis of your story involves European royal lineage. But how can I be mad at A Royal Christmas when we’re talking about GRETCHEN WIENERS HERSELF as the scummy American trying to get in on that royal line?…

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