During my interview with Zachary Quinto, he talked about what it meant to be part of this historical material, what the play meant to LGBTQ people back in 1968, working with the cinematographer Bill Pope, all the people who sacrificed to win the freedom that LGBTQ people today have, and more.
Recent studies of the fantastic adaptation of The Boys in the Band by director Joe Mantello on Netflix also took me to Zachary Quinto about being part of the production. If you’re not aware, back in 2018, Mantello put on a revival of Mart Crowley’s famous 1968 movie alongside his openly gay cast including Quinto, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Michael Benjamin Washington, Tuck Watkins, Brian Hutchison and Robin De Jess. The play played to sold out audiences and ended up winning the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2019. After the production was over, producer Ryan Murphy and everyone involved decided to get together again and create a film.
If you haven’t seen the trailers or know the material, The Boys in the Band takes place in late 1960s New York City and is about a group of gay friends who gather for a birthday party. As the night advances, everyone is forced to examine the decisions they made and the corresponding faults begin to show in their relationships.
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During my interview with Zachary Quinto, he spoke about what it meant to be part of this historical material, what the play meant to LGBTQ people back in 1968, working with cinematographer Bill Pope, all the people that sacrificed to gain the freedom that LGBTQ people today have, and more. In addition, he announced the TV series he would love to feature and his love for Pedro Almodóvar’s movies.
Image via Netflix.
- What type of present do you give Ryan Murphy after he gives you a great role?
- On which television series would he like to guest star?
- What film has he seen the most?
- Has he ever seen a television series the entire time more than once?
- Has he ever imagined what it would have been like to see The Boys in the band at the White Hart in 1968 off-road?
This is the official synopsis for The Boys in the Band :