Zachary Quinto, Charlie Carver and Robin de Jesús visited Tamron Hall — Tamron is killing it with her show, BTW — to talk about some of big changes for LGBTQ people since the time that the play on which their new Netflix movie The Boys in the Band was written:
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I wonder if any play has ever been adapted to film with better intentions than Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band (1968) was for Netflix by director Joe Mantello and über producer Ryan Murphy.
The chief creatives and the entire cast are gay and, as demonstrated in interviews since their take on the controversial classic became a Broadway smash in 2018 — as well as during a press-only Zoom Q&A two nights ago — possess clear-eyed appreciation for both the source material and its recently deceased author, with whom the men became close in the last years of his life.
And yet, while this newest Boys isn't exactly a stain on the play's legacy, it is a surprising and clear swing and miss.
Via THR: The Boys in the Band is heading where it belonged all along — to Broadway.
Mart Crowley's legendary 1968 show has long polarized gay men since it's about a group of gay guys tearing each other to shreds which, obviously, is soooo far from the truth.
Speaking of obvious, it will be directed by Joe Mantello and produced by Ryan Murphy, who of late has been like a gay kid in a gay candy store, revitalizing all things past and casting fun, sexy, gay-and-otherwise actors in juicy roles in can't-miss projects ...