The boys of the upcoming Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band have shared a behind-the-scenes look at their play, and the resultant video is nothing short of throbbing with insight.
The behind-the-scenes video gives us an introduction to the cast’s thoughts on the groundbreaking play — and considering everyone in this cast is apparently gay and attractive, it’s hard not to imagine that these fellas are constantly lusting after each other whenever they’re not rehearsing. Or not.
First, there’s Producer Ryan Murphy, who starts out the video saying, “We’re going to pound the door in a little bit and show you how we really are.” Lol, sure, you want to pound the door. “And not be afraid of being gay, and not try to hide it or disguise it, and that to me is the legacy of the play.” Nice save there, Ryan.
Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto also seems to be preoccupied with his sexy, sexy cast members when he chimes in with, “We’ve come so far in the last five years. And yet there’s been this explosion of backwards and harmful thinking and political ideology that swept our country.”
Oh, sure, it’s the country that’s exploding. OK, Zach.
Then Robin de Jesus says, “I would be really happy if the audience just came.” Whoa, Robin! “And saw the show.” Oh, gotcha. “And went, ‘That’s what we once were, and that’s what we can’t be again.’” That ended differently than we thought it would.
The rest of the cast includes openly gay hunks like Teen Wolf’s Charlie Carver, Desperate Housewives’ Tuc Watkins, The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, Girls’ Andrew Rannells, and American Horror Story’s Matt Bomer.
Mart Crowley, the author of the original Boys in the Band play and the only interviewee to not deliver a quote laden with potential innuendos, finishes us off by saying, “You just have to be reminded of how our freedom didn’t exist. We can’t lose, we can’t go back. So there is no good time to tell it, except all times.”