The Boys in the Band (2020)

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At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.

Director:

Joe Mantello

Writers:

Mart Crowley (based on the play and the motion picture "The Boys in the Band" by), Mart Crowley (play) | 1 more credit »
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Updated: 21 September 2019
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Parsons ... Michael
Zachary Quinto ... Harold
Matt Bomer ... Donald
Andrew Rannells ... Larry
Charlie Carver ... Cowboy
Robin de Jesus ... Emory (as Robin de Jesús)
Brian Hutchison ... Alan
Michael Benjamin Washington ... Bernard
Tuc Watkins ... Hank
Brian Dole ... Young Bohemian
Mark Thomas Young Mark Thomas Young ... Young Peter Dahlbeck
Alpha Miknas Alpha Miknas ... Young Bernard
Paul Douglas Anderson ... Mover #1
Marc Basil Marc Basil ... Mover #2
Jack O'Connell Jack O'Connell ... Doorman
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Storyline

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 ... Written by Netflix

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Plot Keywords:

friendship | gay life | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language, some graphic nudity and drug use | See all certifications »
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Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and John DeLuca have all appeared in FX's horror anthology television series American Horror Story (2011-present), but the actors do not actually share any scenes together in the show. See more »

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Remake of The Boys in the Band (1970) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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The Boys in the Band See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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