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Jennifer Aniston Will Play the President and Tig Notaro Will Play Her Wife in This New Movie

WARNING: Before you read this, you may need to do some breathing exercises to balance your body. All together now: breathe in, breathe out

This morning, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Jennifer Aniston is set to star in a new Netflix movie in which she’ll play the President of the United States. The comedy film will be helmed by One Mississippi star Tig Notaro, who will also play Aniston’s wife. Yes, there are two lesbian moms shacking up in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and thus, the movie is aptly titled First Ladies.

According to THR, the political comedy follows “Beverly and Kasey Nicholson, America’s first female President and her wife, the First Lady, in a story that promises to show that behind every great woman is another great woman.”

Notaro and her IRL wife, Stephanie Allynne, will write the feature film. The duo, along with the powerful team of Aniston, Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, and Betsy Koch are set to produce the comedy.

This is great news for Tig fans, as the writer’s groundbreaking Amazon show One Mississippi was cancelled earlier this year. The out lesbian comedian continues to create queer-centric comedy, not only providing avid representation to queer women on-screen, but also doing it well. Her signature style is a brooding mix of laugh-out-loud cackles blended with gutting heartbreak.

First Ladies surely comes as a response to the results of the 2016 election, and marginalized people’s fury with the current administrationa lesbian-lash, if you willand I’m sure this film will feature Tig’s signature dramedy beat.

*dies in lesbian*


Jill Gutowitz

Jill Gutowitz is a writer and humorist currently living in LA, originally from The Void.

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