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The Boys in the Band (2020, D: Mantello, P: Murphy) S: Parsons, Quinto, Bomer, Rannells -- Netflix

Old 09-28-20, 02:11 PM
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The Boys in the Band (2020, D: Mantello, P: Murphy) S: Parsons, Quinto, Bomer, Rannells -- Netflix




Based on the Tony Award-winning play that changed a generation, The Boys in the Band follows a group of nine gay men who 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.

Starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Tuc Watkins. Produced by Ryan Murphy. Directed by Joe Mantello. Based on the groundbreaking work of Mart Crowley.
Currently 88% on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_boys_in_the_band
Old 09-28-20, 03:51 PM
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re: The Boys in the Band (2020, D: Mantello, P: Murphy) S: Parsons, Quinto, Bomer, Rannells -- Netflix

The William Friedkin film is basically perfect. It's a great film. If it wasn't for the fact that it's not very well known I would say this movie didn't need to be made. I'll watch it though.


PS Murphy didn't direct it, he did produce it though. Joe Mantello directed it. Whoever that is. So you may want to edit the thread title.
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Re: The Boys in the Band (2020, D: Mantello, P: Murphy) S: Parsons, Quinto, Bomer, Rannells -- Netflix

I've always sorted this play in the same mental pile as A Raisin in the Sun -- an important social classic that doesn't always work for today's audiences. It's a two hour tragedy as originally written, it'll be interesting to see how they handle it and if they give it a more hopeful spin at the end.

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