The Boys in the Band (2020)

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Releases September 30, 2020
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 (play), Ned Martel
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Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 21 September 2019
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Credited cast:
Jim Parsons ... Michael
Zachary Quinto ... Harold
Matt Bomer ... Donald
Andrew Rannells ... Larry
Charlie Carver ... Cowboy
Robin de Jesus ... Emory
Brian Hutchison ... Alan
Michael Benjamin Washington ... Bernard
Tuc Watkins ... Hank
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John DeLuca ... Greg The Parking Attendant
Jack Armstrong ... Neighbor
Julia Parker ... Neighbor
Ken Holmes ... Upper East Side Pedestrian
Brian Dole ... Young Bohemian
Tyler Miles ... Handsome Preppy Man
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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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language, some graphic nudity and drug use | See all certifications »
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In the original play, there are only nine roles: the men who all gather for a birthday party. When the 2018 Broadway production was cast, much of the show's publicity highlighted the fact that all of the actors cast in the play's nine roles are openly gay. This cast was repeated for this film version, so it is again true that the entire main cast is openly gay; however, this adaptation also contains credited actors playing more minor characters who were not present in the play. 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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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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