Netflix have released the first pictures from Ryan Murphy’s upcoming musical dramedy ‘The Prom’.
Based on the critical acclaimed Broadway play of the same name, ‘The Prom’ follows four actors as they travel to Indiana to help a lesbian student who has been banned from bringing her girlfriend to prom.
The four actors will be played by Meryl Streep as Tony Award winner Dee Dee Allen, Nicole Kidman as theatre veteran Angie Dickinson, Andrew Rannells as unlucky actor Trent Oliver, and James Corden as Barry Glickman, Dee Dee’s partner.
As ‘Gay Times’ report, the cast also includes Ariana DeBose, Keegan-Michael Key, Kerry Washington, Kevin Chamberlin, Sofia Deler, Logan Riley Hassel, Mary Kay Place, Nathaniel J. Potvin, Nico Greetham and Tracey Ullman.
“You’ve got to have some fun. This is based on a real thing that happened to kids in Indiana, and has a happy ending, everything we dream of in 2020,” Streep said in an interview. “I wanted to do it. So, the character is a big as.
“I tried very hard to bring that part of me forward.”
Director Ryan Murphy stated: “I found it very healing to be able to put those images to film. I didn’t have that. If only I would have had this feeling of acceptance and belonging, how different my life would have been.
“I went to my junior prom and the next day my parents took me to a psychiatrist to cure me. Thankfully, I had a really good shrink, who at the end of our several sessions called my parents in and said, “You have a choice here: You can try and change him and lose him, or you can accept him and love him.”
“I was very blessed. When I went to my senior prom, I had been through that but I still took a girlfriend because I wasn’t allowed to come in with my fellow. The prom is very emotional for me, as you can tell.”
Pellman said the film will show LGBT+ kids across the world that “they are worthy of a big, joyous happy ending,” adding: “There are people out there, who you might not even know yet, who can’t wait to love you and support you.”
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