In 1968 New York City - when being gay was still considered to be best kept behind closed doors - a group of friends gather for a raucous birthday party hosted by Michael (Jim Parsons), a screenwriter who spends and drinks too much, in honor of the sharp-dressed and sharp-tongued Harold (Zachary Quinto). Other partygoers include Donald (Matt Bomer), Michael's former flame, now mired in self-analysis; Larry (Andrew Rannells), a randy commercial artist living with Hank (Tuc Watkins), a school teacher who has just left his wife; Bernard (Michael Benjamin Washington), a librarian tiptoeing around fraught codes of friendship alongside Emory (Robin de Jesús), a decorator who never holds back; and a guileless hustler (Charlie Carver) hired to be Harold's gift for the night. What begins as an evening of drinks and laughs gets upended when Alan (Brian Hutchison), Michael's straight-laced college roommate, shows up unexpectedly and each man is challenged to confront long-buried truths that ...
Did You Know?
In the opening montage, Donald (played by Matt Bomer
) is seen driving a convertible across the Manhattan Bridge. In White Collar: Pilot
(2009), Neal Caffrey, also played by Matt, is seen driving a convertible across the Brooklyn Bridge. In each instance, a different interpretation of the same song, "Hold On, I'm Coming", is heard. See more
The phone in the living room is a model 1A2 with buttons for multiple lines. It had at least two lines based on the action in the film. It is shown with a standard line cord when this type of phone should have a thicker cord to handle the multiple lines, the lighted buttons and the hold button. See more
[the Doorbell Rings
It's just the boy from the bakery.
Ask him if he's got any hot cross buns!
Written by Herbie Hancock
Performed by Herbie Hancock
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more