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 ...
Did You Know?
In the final sequence the visit of Michael to St. Malachy's - The Actors' Church was actually filmed in that church (239 W 49th St, New York). See more
When Michael takes the Valium he lifts his bottle to his mouth with his left hand but lowers it with his right. See more
There's a nothing quite like feeling sorry for yourself.
Nothing in the world.
Remake of The Boys in the Band
Written by Harold Arlen
and Ted Koehler
Performed by Jim Parsons See more