Spotted — this just in: the full trailer for the upcoming Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max just dropped, and it’s more colourful and queer than we could have ever imagined.
Starring a bunch of cool up-and-comers, the cast is stacked with diversity and it’s safe to say we’re pretty excited. Canadian actress Jordan Alexander and Hawaiian skater Evan Mock (AKA my current celeb crush) are only a few of the fresh new faces making waves on the steps of the Met. No shade to the OGs (Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, I’m looking at you!) but finally, we can now obsess over rich private schoolers of colour who aren’t all straight.
The iconic voice of Kristen Bell is back to let us know how this revival is going through an upgrade for 2021. This time around, GG is an Instagram account that’s ready to spill all the tea on the most popular clique in town. (R.I.P to Dan’s sketchy website). Of course, it wouldn’t be Gossip Girl without a new student entering the elite crew to shake up the status quo, and she comes in the form of Zoya, played by Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Whitney Peak. We can already taste the drama!
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Apart from several non-white leads, the most refreshing aspect of the reboot is the queerness. The only LGBTQ+ representation we got when the original series aired was Serena’s brother Eric, and he was not a major character (remember how they wrote him out in season five by saying he moved to London?) Within the first 15 seconds of this trailer, we see Thomas Doherty’s character Max making out with guys and girls, and later Evan Mock’s character Aki kisses him. We are here for it!
The spicy drama doesn’t arrive on HBO Max until July 8, so we will all have to obsessively rewatch this trailer and drool over the cute outfits in the meantime.
Until then, you know you love me, XOXO!