• Tyra Banks has returned for 'Life-Size 2'. (Walt Disney Pictures)Source: Walt Disney Pictures
A made-for-TV Christmas movie with a bisexual POC protagonist?
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

19 Dec 2018 - 12:47 PM  UPDATED 19 Dec 2018 - 12:47 PM

A sequel to the 2000 family movie Life-Size is here and, it turns out, pretty queer!

Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve once again stars Tyra Banks as doll-turned-human Eve, with Francia Raisa starring as lead character Grace - the openly bisexual young CEO of a toy company who is struggling with a quarter-life crisis.

While the film was initially set to star Lindsay Lohan, who appeared in the first film, she was unavailable for the shoot due to her new MTV reality TV series.

However, it's not just Christmas-time nostalgia that has some viewers raving about Life-Size 2 - it's the surprisingly well thought-out bisexual representation.

"I was surprised at how canonically, openly bisexual the main character of Life-Size 2 was," one fan wrote on Twitter.

She added: "It wasn't just played for jokes, it was clearly a considered, real part of her character. It was amazing."

Another viewer wrote: "Life-Size 2 coming through with the bisexual protagonist we have all been waiting for."

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