Gay television producer Ryan Murphy announced he plans to turn Broadway show The Prom into a Netflix movie, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
The Prom opened on Broadway in November, making a splash at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by including a same-sex kiss in their performance. The play tells the story of a lesbian couple who wants to go to their school’s prom together but aren’t allowed.
The producer of LGBTQ-friendly hits like Glee, American Horror Story, and Pose announced at a charity performance of the show in New York his plans to adapt it to a Netflix film. Funds from the performance went to LGBTQ organization GLAAD, the Trevor Project, and the Hetrick-Martin Institute.
Murphy told the crowd about his own person connection to the show, saying his school also banned him from bringing a boy to his prom.
“I wish this show was around when I was a kid,” he said. “I protested [the rule] by wearing six-inch yellow platform boots.”
He called the show “optimistic and uplifting.”
“I cried at the end from pure joy,” he said, “which has not happened to me since Patti LuPone was the flower girl at my wedding.”
The producer said he’s planning to bring producers Bill Damaschke and Dori Berinstein onto the project, as well as Tony Award winners and nominees Casey Nicholaw, Bob Martin, Matthew Sklar, and Chad Beguelin.