Netflix has released the first trailer for Ryan Murphy’s film adaptation of the play The Boys in the Band. It is based on the broadway play by Mart Crowley. Set in 1968, it centers around a group of gay men who reunite for a birthday party in New York City. Things go awry when the host’s uninvited college roommate shows up. In the trailer, the birthday party turns even more upside down when a party game led by the host Michael (the Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons), requires guests to call the person they love the most.
Depending how the conversation goes, they rack up points. The film has a star-studded cast that also includes Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Tuc Watkins. According to Ryan Murphy, what made The Boys in the Band remarkable is that the parts that are gay were actually all played by gay men. Set to be released on September 30th, check out The Boys in the Band trailer below.
Here is the official synopsis from Netflix:
In 1968 New York City — when being gay was still considered to be best kept behind closed doors – a group of friends gather for a raucous birthday party hosted by Michael (Jim Parsons), a screenwriter who spends and drinks too much, in honor of the sharp-dressed and sharp-tongued Harold (Zachary Quinto). Other partygoers include Donald (Matt Bomer), Michael’s former flame, now mired in self-analysis; Larry (Andrew Rannells), a randy commercial artist living with Hank (Tuc Watkins), a school teacher who has just left his wife; Bernard (Michael Benjamin Washington), a librarian tiptoeing around fraught codes of friendship alongside Emory (Robin de Jesús), a decorator who never holds back; and a guileless hustler (Charlie Carver), hired to be Harold’s gift for the night. What begins as an evening of drinks and laughs gets upended when Alan (Brian Hutchison), Michael’s straight-laced college roommate, shows up unexpectedly and each man is challenged to confront long-buried truths that threaten the foundation of the group’s tight bond.
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