It’s all pride and no prejudice.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single novel in possession of a good plot and array of characters, must be the subject of repeated screen adaptations. That’s why filmmakers keep returning to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for inspiration (and financial success) and this time it’s very different from its predecessors.
Hulu’s Fire Island is the latest movie to retell the evergreen story of class and temperament differences but with a massive twist: all the central characters are part of the LGBTQ community.
The movie — named after a real vacation destination in New York — has been hailed by critics and viewers alike for its platter of irreverent comedy, romance, racial diversity, and gay pride.
Let’s see what the internet is saying about the Fire Island:
Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang are being praised for their roles.
The whole cast is excellent, in fact.
The movie is an ode to the richness that LGBT people bring to our society.
It’s an excellent transition from APAHM to Pride Month.
People found the film to be extremely relatable.
A wholesome summary of the movie.
The movie is replete with funny dialogues.
The comparisons were bound to happen and the movie pays tribute to the 2005 Pride & Prejudice.
Bowen Yang gained many new fans…
The movie was a parade of bathing suits.
People loved the Britney Spears scene.
Ricamora does a good job of playing Mr. Darcy. Can anyone write the first name of Mr. Darcy in the comments (without Googling obviously)?
An improvement on the original story that Luke (Lydia) doesn’t end up with the Wickham of the story.
The movie is meant to evoke fun and joy that’s associated with summer vacations.
People are seeing the movie more than once.
Straight or queer, everyone would love to live the life of Margaret Cho’s character.
It’s the little behind-the-scenes pieces that can sometimes make a movie.
The movie caught the attention of someone who tweeted that it didn’t pass the Bechdel test…
But then there are many who realise that not every movie has to check all the boxes of representation.
All being said, the film does an important job of promoting diversity but can’t be expected to shoulder all the weight.
Please try to understand that each and every story cannot be about YOU.
Hahaha, I’m glad that the movie is also making people learn about new places.
Overall, people were blown away.
And people are already demanding a sequel.