Happiest Season has been generating a LOT of conversation online, seeing as it is the first mainstream Christmas rom-com with LGBTQ+ leads. And it turns out that the online buzz has actually translated into people watching it.
In fact, as reported by Variety, the film has done very well indeed. The publication states that it had broken the record for the most-watched film on the streaming service across a first weekend. The platform also states that it attracted more subscribers than any other film, although they've not released specific figures.
The previous record holder for Hulu was Run, a thriller starring American Horror Story's Sarah Paulson that we quite liked. It was also released in November, so it didn't really get to spend long at the top, but having their most-viewed record broken twice in a month is very good news for Hulu.
Happiest Season isn't without its controversy, however. One of the characters makes a decision that not a lot of people loved, although director Clea DuVall stated that it's one that people sadly do make in real life.
We broke down the controversy further, stating that the film might muddy its own message a little bit through its format, it is still a Christmas-set romantic comedy, and those come with certain expectations.
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