Netflix's The Boys in the Band; Ryan Field Books

Netflix’s The Boys in the Band

I think I’ve posted about this before. The Boys in the Band is a classic gay play that dates back to the pre HIV/AIDS days. It’s the kind of gay history we don’t see often, especially nowadays with straight people straight washing our culture as much as they can. Like most people around now, I never knew what gay life was like without AIDS and I find just that part of the cultural aspect alone fascinating. 

This isn’t the first time the play has been made into a film. There’s another film version that dates back to 1970 that I’ve seen several times. One of the actors is Laurence Luckinbill, husband of Lucie Arnaz. He’s still alive. 

So I’m curious to see what Netflix does with the story. Frankly, I’m not too thrilled with anything about Netflix lately. 

Netflix’s version stars Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, and Andrew Rannells, and is produced by Ryan Murphy and directed by Joe Mantello.

If he sticks to the storyline, I don’t see how Ryan Murphy can ruin this. As much as I want to see more gay storylines with happy endings and upbeat characters, I don’t want this play turned into six more months of Glee. That would be a shame.

We’ll see. The play is more like a serious, dark character study.  

Here’s the link to more



“A wonderful story that I loved. The characters were well developed, and strong. Gus: A sweet young man. Doing something for all the wrong reasons. Craig: his boyfriend, he’ll go along with anything Gus say. Henry: Gus father a no nonsense man, who’s husband died last year. I enjoyed this story.”

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

What readers said about “Altered Parts”
“Best Gay Novel In Years. This story will stay with you and you will feel you know every character and the beauty of their home in the mountains of North Carolina.”

Altered Parts

Altered Parts by [Field, Ryan]

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