Time to head back to the ’60s for one very drama-fueled birthday party.
In the trailer for the Netflix adaptation of the seminal stage play, The Boys in the Band, we see the 2018 Tony Award-winning cast reunite for one wild night. Produced by Ryan Murphy and with 2018 stage director Joe Mantello, this adaptation of the Mart Crowley stage play remains very faithful.
In 1968, a group of friends gather for the birthday part of Harold (Zachary Quinto) hosted by Michael (Jim Parsons). Except, the party quickly spirals when Michael’s allegedly straight college roommate Alan (Ben Hutchinson) arrives to tell Michael something, but is uncomfortable doing it in front of the others.
As the liquor flows, things devolve from there.
Also in the cast are Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Tuc Watkins, Robin de Jesús, Charlie Carver, and Michael Benjamin Washington.
The cast, both in the 2018 revival and the film, are all openly gay men, which is both a rarity to see and pretty great given the subject matter of the play. If you’re curious, then try to hunt down the copy of the 1970 version of the film, which is considered a landmark movie in terms of queer cinema.
The Boys in the Band will hit Netflix on Sept. 30.
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