“Late Night With Seth Meyers” writer Jenny Hagel has a few suggestions for Hallmark Channel.
In light of the network’s recent debacle regarding a set of commercials featuring lesbians kissing that were aired, pulled, and then re-aired, Hagel said on Tuesday night that she’s “glad to hear that Hallmark is back on board with having lesbians in commercials. But why stop there?”
Her big idea for Hallmark? Start making holiday movies with lesbian leads!
Here are some of her best pitches:
“The First Noelle” logline: Sarah has dated three women named Noelle, but sparks fly when she goes to a friend’s Christmas party and runs into the first Noelle.
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” logline: Two lesbians are making Christmas dinner when they realize they’re out of quinoa.
“All I Want For Christmas Is Sue” logline: A woman is hopelessly in love with her straight coworker, Sue, so she writes Santa a letter asking him to make Sue gay. And he does it!
“Thanks for Nothing, Santa” logline: A sequel, told from Sue’s husband’s perspective.
“Deck the Halls” logline: Two female carpenters get hired to build a deck the week before Christmas. But instead of a deck, they end up building a bridge — to each other.
Hallmark apologized Sunday after it had pulled four commercials for the wedding planning website Zola that featured a same-sex couple kissing during their marriage ceremony, after the conservative group One Million Moms called for a boycott of the network. Hallmark also said Sunday night that it hoped to reinstate the ads.