The gay Valentine's Day-themed drama
The Thing About Harry will premiere February 15 on Freeform.
Jake Borelli (Grey's Anatomy)
and newcomer Niko Terho lead the film's cast. The romantic comedy
also includes Britt Baron (GLOW), Karamo Brown (Queer Eye),
and Peter Paige. Paige (Showtime's Queer as Folk) directs and
appears in the movie.
In the film, Borelli plays Sam, a young
gay man with an “overly idealistic worldview,” while Terho
portrays Harry, a “promiscuous player” and heart breaker who
“actually yearns for love” but is terrified of commitment.
Jake Borelli says he came out gay so that others “don't feel as
In a statement, the film's executive
producers, Paige, Greg Gugliotta, and F.J. Denny, said that they were
creating a romantic comedy that “queer boys wouldn't have to
“It’s been an honor to partner with
Freeform in making great television with LGBTQ+ characters as leads,”
they said. “True equality can only be achieved when you see
yourself reflected in the movies, music and stories that paint our
culture. 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.”
According to Deadline, the
rom-com will premiere at 8 PM Saturday, February 15 on Freeform.