Ryan Murphy’s directed American musical comedy The Prom has released today on the OTT platform Netflix. The film is an adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar’s 2018 Broadway musical of the same name. There is a lot of buzz happening around the movie which is a heartfelt story about inclusion and love. The high school drama which is a musical extravaganza plans to send a vital message about acceptance.
Here are five things you need to know about this musical comedy:-
- The film is a star-studded affair and features Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Kerry Washington, and Jo Ellen Pellman as it’s cast.
- The script of the film is based around a high school student named Emma which is played by Jo Ellen Pellman. Emma is an out and proud lesbian but is denied by her PT teacher to take her girlfriend to prom. The role of Emma’s girlfriend is being played by Ariana DeBose. Emma’s story soon reaches the ears of dimming Broadway stars Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman. Eager to rehabilitate their public images, Dee Dee and Barry team up with fellow struggling in order to give Emma the prom she deserves, as reported by Screen Rant.
- The musical drama consists of over 19 tracks which were digitally released on 4 December, The tracks include, Changing Live, Just Breathe, The Acceptance Song among many others. The songs were released by the publishing house Maisie Musics.
- The film’s director while talking about his inspiration to make the film said, “ I wished that when I was growing up, I did not feel so alone in my life. Like Jo Ellen’s character, I am also from Indiana. It was a very similar feeling where I was searching for a community and a place to belong, and I just love that the musical was actually about something. It was about the fight to be seen, and be included in the conversation,” as quoted by IndieWire.
- The film has been produced by Swedish film and music producer Adam Anders, who has also worked with director Murphy in the movie “Glee”. Despite being a bright musical extravaganza the film has been criticised for it’s resemblance to Murphy’s earlier musical Glee because of which the film lacks uniqueness. According to critics even production quality resembles to an extended episode of Glee but with a slightly bigger budget, as reported by Rendy reviews.
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Arunima Sharma is an intern with SheThePeople.TV