Amazon Prime Video’s new gay-centered romantic comedy, Red, White & Royal Blue, was Amazon Prime Video’s #1 film worldwide over its debut weekend.
The film also entered Amazon’s “top three most-watched romantic comedies (movies) of all time” in just days.
The movie stars Taylor Zakhar Perez and Nicholas Galitzine as, respectively, Alex Claremont-Diaz, the son of America’s first female president (played by Uma Thurman), and England’s Prince Henry.
The film revolves around a rivalry between the two that “unexpectedly begins to thaw into a tentative friendship” and eventually leads to a romance after they are forced to get to know each other, according to a synopsis.
Director López recently told PEOPLE he sees Red, White & Royal Blue as a “wonderful fairy tale” for LGBTQ+ audiences who don’t typically get the spotlight.
“It made me understand how queer audiences don’t actually get to participate in fairy tales themselves too often,” he said. “It’s interesting because it feels like queer audiences are one of the main consumers of such stories, and yet we didn’t have a lot of our own.”
Red, White & Royal Blue has been praised by audiences and critics alike, currently boasting a “Certified Fresh” Tomatometer rating and a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
To celebrate the achievement, Prime Video shares two video clips: a deleted scene that didn’t make it into the final edit (not mixed or color-corrected); and a “special clip” between Taylor Zakhar Perez and Uma Thurman.
Red, White & Royal Blue is streaming now on Prime Video.