Dolly Parton’s new Netflix series Heartstrings features adorable gay love story


Dolly Parton continues to show her love for the LGBTQ community.

The country music legend just released his new Netflix anthology series Heartstrings, which tells eight stories about family, love and faith, with each episode based on one of Dolly’s most iconic songs.

Two Doors Down follows Tyler (Broadway star Andy Mientus) as he attends his sister’s perfect wedding with a secret – he’s in the closet and in love with his bossy mother’s assistant Cole (GBF’s Michael J. Willett ).

As more secrets begin to unravel, the marriage becomes a nightmare for Tyler’s mother, and a dramatic coming-out scene threatens to tear the family apart. Of course, this being a Dolly Parton series, there are happy endings throughout.

There’s even a non-binary character, who helps educate their family (as well as viewers) about gender identity.

It’s slightly unexpected to see a same-sex couple on the show, especially given the big curator following Dolly. In fact, according to NewNowNext, there were walkouts during screenings of the episode in Dollywood.

“I was told that Dolly herself wanted to do an LGBTQ episode because of its universal appeal,” episode writer Mark B. Perry explained.

“Her fan base cuts across all demographics, and you stand alongside people you might not socialize with at a Dolly Parton concert.

“She was involved in reading [plot] outlines and so on, and it was truly a phenomenal experience. I have to say this is a lovely bunch of people – very supportive and a lot of fun too. “

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings is available to stream on Netflix now.


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