The Prom Debuted on Netflix on Friday. Heres How Twitter Reacted. – Yahoo Lifestyle

On Friday, Netflix released Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the Broadway show The Prom, featuring a brand-new, A-list cast and two new faces in the lead roles. The latter disappointed some people, who were fans of the original Emma Nolan, Caitlin Kinnunen, and the original Alyssa Greene, Isabelle McCalla.

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But what’s really had Twitter going this weekend is the fact that James Corden plays the role of Barry Glickman, an out, gay Broadway actor. Barry is part of a group of Broadway celebrities who travel to Edgewater, Indiana, to help a lesbian teen battle homophobia in her town and attend her prom. He stars alongside Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Andrew Rannells, as a man who grew up in Ohio and whose parents did not accept him when he came out.

Many fans of the show—and first-time watchers—are not pleased that Corden, who is not publicly queer, seems to appropriate a role that should have gone to someone who actually understands the coming-out experience. Some fans say they wish other actors, known for their queerness and their roles as queer characters, to fill this role, instead of Corden.

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Here are the names people are putting out there.

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Tituss Burgess

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Nathan Lane

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Billy Porter

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Hilary Weaver is a freelance writer based in New York who writes about politics, queer issues, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and every woman the Queen has ever made a dame.

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