Based on a play by Mart Crowley with the same name, The Boys in the Band is an upcoming LGBT Drama film. There was also a 1970 film version of the play with the original Off-Broadway 1968 cast. Joe Mantello directs the forthcoming 2020 movie.
The Boy in the Band: Cast
The star cast includes Jim Parsons as Michael, Zachary Quinto as Harold, Matt Bomer as Donald, Andrew Rannells as Larry, Charlie Carver as Cowboy, Robin de Jesús as Emory, Brian Hutchison as Alan, Tuc Watkins as Hank, and Michael Benjamin Washington as Bernard.
The entire cast of the 2018 Broadway is reprising their roles for the upcoming film, and the whole cast is a set of entirely open and public gay actors.
The Boy in the Band: Plot
The Boys in the Band follows a group of nine gay men who meet and get-together for a birthday party in 1968 in Upper East Side, New York City. The energy diminishes as a blast from the past comes to the get-together, the host’s college roommate. The roommate comes among gay men, and he is potentially closeted from the world, and the evening as proceeded is turned upside-down.
The party planner/the host is Parsons, and the birthday boy is Quinto. Parsons also hires a sex worker as a gift for the birthday boy. When the party moves inside the house, the host initiates a game of emotions, and everything takes a dramatic turn as the night goes on.
The Boy in the Band: Release
Netflix took the announcement to Twitter and said:
”New York City, 1968. Meet THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Joe Mantello’s film adaptation of Mart Crowley’s groundbreaking gay drama, starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Robin de Jesús, Brian Hutchison, Michael Benjamin Washington & Tuc Watkins.”
The trailer of the movie was well-received by the audience; there are more than 940,000 views currently as of 16th September 2020 and around 25k likes. The wit and the charm of the entire star cast assure us a great movie is waiting for us. Netflix will release The Boy in the Band on September 30, 2020.