The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch as stuntmen react to the long, single shot chase sequence from the Netflix original movie Extraction. Plus, watch a video essay looking at how the script for Stranger Things effectively establishes the tone of the series, and listen to The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons break down his career, including Ed and Garden State, and recent projects like Hollywood and The Boys in the Band. Read More »
In 1968, playwright Mart Crowley made history when he premiered the Off-Broadway play The Boys in the Band, a drama that revolves around a group of gay men who gather for a birthday party in New York City. Hailed as a groundbreaking portrayal of gay life, the play was adapted into a feature film directed by William Friedkin in 1970, which was also considered a milestone in queer cinema as one of the first major American films to revolve around gay characters. Now, following a Tony-winning Broadway revival in 2018, The Boys in the Band is being brought to Netflix by Ryan Murphy. Watch The Boys in the Band trailer below.
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Ryan Murphy, the prolific writer/producer/director of Glee and American Horror Story who signed one of the biggest production deals in television history with Netflix last year, has lined up another project for the streaming service.
He’ll produce a film adaptation of The Boys in the Band, a 1968 play that was revived on Broadway in 2018 with a cast that included Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart), and more. Those actors, and the rest of their co-stars from the Broadway revival, will reprise their roles in the film, which is heading to Netflix next year. Read More »