Netflix producing lesbian teen rom-com ‘The Half of It’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Above: (Leah Lewis will portray Chinese-American student Ellie Chu. (Photo via Instagram)

Netflix is bringing “The Half of It,” a lesbian teen romantic comedy, to the streaming platform.

Netflix says the film is “a modern day Cyrano-meets-Pygmalion” in which “a shy, introverted, Chinese-American, straight-A student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) finds herself helping the school jock Paul Munksy (Daniel Diemer) woo the girl Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) they both secretly love. In the process, each teaches the other about the nature of love as they find a connection in the most unlikely of places,” according to Deadline.

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