Watched the Boys in the Band film on Netflix last night. The original play is an important part of queer history, and I was hoping this film adaptation would carry the weight of that well.
Unfortunately, I just couldn't connect with Jim Parsons' character enough to care.
He just can't deliver what I always perceived Michael to be. If you're not familiar with the source, give it a watch. It touches on how being gay in a society that hates you can cause feelings of self hatred and the fallout of relationships that can occur because of that.
After you're done watching it, go read the play and the 1970 film adaptation too. It's a revealing look into what the gay community was dealing with right before the AIDS crisis struck. Learn you your gay history.
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