The holidays where we get to receive presents are generally Christmas and Valentine's Day but Ryan Murphy had different plans for 2020. For Thanksgiving, the megaproducer has released an official trailer for his first movie musical, The Prom. The project has been teased in trailers, clips, and a set of first-look photos before.
The Prom is a film adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway production. Murphy purchased the rights for the stageplay after seeing it, wanting to bring joy to audiences. In what he described as a pretty speedy process, it turned from an idea into the Netflix production helmed by big names like Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Kerry Washington. It is also set to be a breakout moment for Ariana DeBose and Out100 honoree Jo Ellen Pellman, who star as a pair of girlfriends.
In the plot, Pellman's character finds herself not able to attend prom with her girlfriend and gets the word out about the injustice via social media. This is seen by the characters of Streep, Kidman, and a few of their Broadway friends who have just bombed their latest production. In a bit of a PR move they decided to head to the small-town to rescue the queer teen by organizing their own prom.
The new official trailer promises big music numbers, more than a few laughs, and the opulent, maximalist eye that we've come to know and love from Murphy. It also returns him to the musical genre (though this will be his first movie musical) and in ways feels like his long-running, but now-ended Glee series.
The Prom will debut on Netflix in full on December 11.
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