Banding Together

WATCH: Matt Bomer, Robin de Jesus and Tuc Watkins on gay shame, sex & ‘The Boys in the Band’

THE BOYS IN THE BAND (2020)
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Tuc Watkins, Robin de Jesus and Matt Bomer all hit a new level of street cred with the 2018 revival of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band.

The historic play follows a group of gay men over the course of a party in a single evening in 1968. In those days, of course, homosexuality was still kept behind closed doors. The alcoholic Michael (Jim Parsons) hosts the party, a birthday celebration for his close friend Harold (Zachary Quinto). As the evening drags on, tempers explode, threatening to shatter the longtime circle of friends.

Now he three actors reach a culmination of that work: the new film version of The Boys in the Band lands on Netflix September 30.

We chatted up Watkins, de Jesus and Bomer about their characters, the issues the play addresses, and the first-ever all gay cast of a motion picture. The Boys in the Band lands on Netflix September 30.

Video Editor: David Beerman