• The Original Cast of The Boys in the Band Was the Blueprint For the Netflix Adaptation

    18 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    When The Boys in the Band first premiered in 1970, it was considered a milestone in queer cinema due to its portrayal of gay life in a major American motion picture. Set in New York City in 1968, the story - which is based on the 1968 Mart Crowley off-Broadway play of the same name - follows what happens when a birthday party goes dramatically awry thanks to high-running emotions and tons of alcohol. The film features the same cast as its initial stage run - a feat that was duplicated by the Netflix adaptation, which features the same cast from the play's 2018 revival. Keep reading to...
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  • Netflix's The Boys in the Band Gives Fans a Hopeful, If Open-Ended, Conclusion

    Netflix's The Boys in the Band Gives Fans a Hopeful, If Open-Ended, Conclusion

    18 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Netflix's adaptation of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking 1968 play The Boys in the Band follows a group of friends who gather for a birthday party that goes emotionally awry one night in New York City. The Ryan Murphy-produced film reunites the cast of the 2018 Broadway revival of the play, including Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and Matt Bomer. Like the play, the film revolves around nine characters whose friendly gathering one night quickly goes to sh*t, centering on themes like homophobia, self-loathing, closeted sexuality, monogamy, and racism. However, the film does have a slightly...
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