As you probably know, Ryan Murphy is the creative brains behind Glee. Ergo, he knows how to do feel-good musical comedy-drama set in a high school, which tackles social issues. No surprise then, that he's at the helm for the film adaptation of the Broadway musical The Prom, a feel-good musical comedy-drama set in a high school, which tackles social issues homophobia, in this instance. To accompany his stellar creds is an all-star class featuring Meryl Streep in full Mamma Mia! If feel-good musical comedy-drama set in a high school, which tackles social issues is your sort of thing, you would expect The Prom to be the early Christmas present you've been waiting for in what has been a miserable year.
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I hemmed, I hawed, trying to rationalize my selective hypocrisy. I eventually told them it was because when it comes to the problem of straight guys playing gay men on screen, I just know it when I see it. In general, yes, I wish more gay actors got the chance to tell our stories, embody our people, rather than straight men getting accolades for being brave—or cheers for being sassy. The Prom is about a bunch of self-involved New York theater actors descending on an Indiana high school to protest a lesbian student being essentially barred from attending her prom. One of the actors is a grand old show queen, Barry Glickman, a vain swish whose star is fading but still looms as a legend of the form. Nor is he played by Brooks Ashmanskas , the out gay theater mainstay who played the role in the Broadway production and received a Tony nomination for his troubles.
Meryl Streep leads a group of 'cultural disruptors' who help a gay Indiana teen in The Prom trailer
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