Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming LGBTQ rom-com The Half of It.
According to Deadline, The Half of It follows introverted Ellie Chu (played by Leah Lewis), a teen who helps her father pay the bills by ghostwriting essays for her classmates. One such classmate is Paul Munksy (Daniel Diemer), a dumb jock who asks Ellie to write love letters to his crush Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) for him.
The only problem: Ellie also has eyes for Aster. Ellie agrees to write the letters for Paul, and they become unlikely friends.
The film is directed by Alice Wu, who also directed the critically acclaimed 2004 romantic drama Saving Face. Similarly, Saving Face also featured Chinese-American, lesbian romantic leads and examined sexuality, culture, and race.
“Now that it’s done, I can see a few things more clearly,” Wu said of filming The Half of It. “For one: I used to think there was only one way to love. That A plus B minus C equals Love. Now that I’m older, I see there are more. So many more ways to love than I had ever imagined.”
The Half of It hits Netflix on May 1. Watch the trailer here: