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 ...
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Playwright Mart Crowley
appears briefly at the end of the bar in a scene at shot at Julius, a Greenwich Village bar and restaurant that was also shown in the 1970 film. See more
Michael goes to the Midnight Mass and does not genuflect when he enters the pew. See more
[while calling Hank on the other line
It's for you, Hank!
References Midnight Cowboy
Written by Cootie Williams
, Bernard Hanighen
and Thelonious Monk
Performed by Miles Davis
Courtesy of Columbia Records See more