Okay, yes. Pump this into our veins, Ryan Murphy:
The promo shots intrigued us, but this is starting to look pretty amazing.
Look, we are still firm in our belief that Murphy has a spotty-as-hell record which only gets worse the closer he tends to get to his favorite topics: high school and homophobia. We think the more money that gets thrown at him, the more pronounced his worst impulses tend to get. And with a cast more star-studded than any he’s worked with before, we do tend to fear that the likelihood of this being an epic disaster is considerably higher than normal. Yes, we’re keeping all of that in mind, we promise.
Goddamit, it all looks so fun.
In the parlance of another highly lauded and occasionally problematic queen, don’t fuck this up, Ryan Murphy.
Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winnerJames Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.
In Select Theaters December and on Netflix December 11, 2020
[Photo Credit: Netflix – Video Credit: Netflix]