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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. – Jane Austen
I think we all can agree that the statement above is not true. And that’s what the film Fire Island (Andrew Ahn, 2022)is all about – it is a retelling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, but make it gay, funny, and sexy.
Well, I have already watched Fire Island, and I loved it, which is why I’m recommending it. I don’t know about the original Pride and Prejudice because I have never read the books nor watched its movies, but I love this one. I found myself laughing at funny moments, and it’s about friendship, family, and love not to mention that the film is set on a beautiful island. Plus, they featured Britney Spears’ song Sometimes, so, yeah, what’s not to, you know, love?
Watch the trailer below:
Its official synopsis reads:
Set in the iconic Pines, Andrew Ahn’s FIRE ISLAND is an unapologetic, modern-day rom-com showcasing a diverse, multicultural examination of queerness and romance. Inspired by the timeless pursuits from Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, the story centers around two best friends (Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang) who set out to have a legendary summer adventure with the help of cheap rosé and their cadre of eclectic friends.
Fire Island stars Joel Kim Booster plays the role of Noah, whose character is based on Elizabeth Bennet; Bowen Yang as Howie, based on Jane Bennet; Conrad Ricamora as Will, based on Fitzwilliam Darcy; James Scully as Charlie, based on Charles Bingley; Margaret Cho as Erin, based on Mrs. Bennet; and Matt Rogers as Luke, based on Lydia Bennet. Meanwhile, Tomás Matos plays the role of Keegan, based on Kitty Bennet; Torian Miller as Max, based on Mary Bennet; Nick Adams as Cooper, based on Caroline Bingley; and Zane Phillips as Dex, whose character is based on George Wickham.
You can watch Fire Island on Hulu in the United States; or you can watch it on Star+ if you lived in Latin America and Star on Disney+ if you are from other international territories starting June 17, 2022.