When it first appeared off-Broadway in 1968, Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band brought a refreshing perspective about being gay in the 20th century, with William Friedkin first adapting it in 1970 (it’s use of the c-word is also pretty legendary). It returned to the stage a couple of years ago going on to win the 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, and is now getting a new film treatment led by the same cast who starred in the show. You can watch the trailer for The Boys in the Band above, although beware it does reveal quite a lot.
A group of gay men gather for a birthday party in 1968 New York City, only to find the drinks and laughs interrupted when a visitor from the host’s past turns the evening upside down.
Joe Mantello directs, with the cast starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington and Tuc Watkins.
The Boys in the Band arrives on Netflix from September 30.
It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for…
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