Leighton Meester Takes On Lesbian Role In New Comedy "Life Partners"

“How many lesbians fit in a Subaru?”

1. Gossip Girls’ Leighton Meester is set to appear in Life Partners, a new independent comedy.

2. The film is the directorial debut of Susanna Fogel and was co-written with Joni Lefkowitz. Leighton will be playing a “lesbian slacker” named Sasha.

3. The plot according to the film’s official Facebook page:

The comedy is about a codependent friendship between two very different girls - type-A Paige (Gillian Jacobs) and lesbian slacker Sasha (Leighton Meester) - who have made a pact. Paige has vowed that she won’t get married until Sasha has the same legal right. All is fine until Paige meets Tim (Brody), a young and charming doctor- and as this relationship heats up, Paige and Sasha have to learn how to work Tim into their friendship. As a crucial vote on gay marriage approaches, the threesome struggle with the issues of love, friendship, and loyalty.

4. Other actors to appear in the film include:

5. The O.C.’s Adam Brody

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6. Community’s Gillian Jacobs

8. And Precious star Gabourey Sidibe

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9. According to AfterEllen, initially Kristen Bell was chosen for the role of Sasha.

Kristen Bell and Lizzy Caplan doing a Sundance reading of Life Partners. Swoon.

10. But now the cast has been officially set and filming has begun:

Joni Lefkowitz, Susanna Fogel, and stars Gillian Jacobs and Leighton Meester in full rainbow gear.

11. Judging from the candid on set photos alone, this movie will be epic:

Community‘s Gillian Jacobs pulling faces.

Gillian rocks the umbrella and Adam Brody is grumpy for no apparent reason:

Apparently on set Leighton Meester needs to muss up her hair often:

The release date is set for 2014, but until then check out the film’s Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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