All of us are upset about the recent Supreme Court ruling that says a Colorado web designer can refuse to make a wedding website for LGBTQ+ couples, but one couple got to air their grievances out loud.
“I think it’s a distraction from things that are actually important, like the planet melting,” Platt said. “I also think it’s the people who are losing clout, it’s like the last rafegul fiery, ‘This is not how it should be!’ before they go away forever.”
“It’s my only hope,” he continued. “That’s the only way to stay any kind of optimistic about it because otherwise it’s just fully going back in time and harming people for no reason. It feels so backwards, so directly backwards.”
Galvin said that the next generation of queer people gives him hope and pointed to one of the young actors in his and Platt’s upcoming comedy Theater Camp as an example. He said that when he saw 16-year-old actor Luke Islam attend the Sundance premiere of the film in full makeup with “the most fabulous outfit,” he was beyond impressed.
“I don’t think I’ve ever felt the confidence in my own self to show up as authentically as Luke did at our premiere,” he said. “It just filled me with joy and made me so, so proud of Luke and also of this next generation of kids who don’t really give a f*ck – and that is amazing.”
Theater Camp was written by Galvin and Platt, along with their friends Molly Gordon and Nick Leiberman, who directed the movie together. Platt and Gordon star as Amos and Rebecca-Diane – “lifelong best friends and drama instructors at a rundown camp in upstate New York. When clueless tech bro Troy (Jimmy Tatro) arrives to run the property (into the ground), Amos, Rebecca-Dianne, and production manager Glenn (Noah Galvin) band together with the staff and students, staging a masterpiece to keep their beloved summer camp afloat.”