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WATCH: A “straight” guy falls for a Muslim drag queen in your first look at the new queer romance ‘Unicorns’

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Solo, the Sundance charmer Layla, and the dark revenge thriller Femme. Guess we’ll be grabbing our dollar bills and sashaying our way to the cineplex!Dive into drag culture and get a mix of entertainment, politics, and LGBTQ+ gems with our newsletter.Next up is the British romance Unicorns, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, where it was declared a “gorgeous glittering hidden gem of the fest.” Needless to say, we’re very excited!EastEnders‘ Ben Hardy stars as Luke, a single father who works as a mechanic but is struggling to make ends meet.

One night, he makes his was to a bar, where—unbeknownst to him—a drag show is underway.That’s when Muslim drag queen Aysha (singer-songwriter Jason Patel, making their feature film debut) takes the stage.

Luke is immediately drawn to her. Luke also has no idea she’s a drag queen…But after a bit of heavy flirting, it finally hits Luke.Though he’s always considered himself to be straight, he can’t deny how being with Aysha makes him feel.

Still, he gets cold feet and runs away.Feeling slighted and hurt—and equally strapped for cash—Aysha tracks Luke down the next day, coming to him with a proposition: He’ll be her personal driver, taking her from gig to gig across town, and he’ll share a portion of the queens profits in return.

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