Watch: Fire Island 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – A group of queer best friends gather in Fire Island Pines for their annual week of love and laughter, but a sudden change of events might make this their last summer in gay paradise..
Plot: A pair of best friends set out to have a legendary week-long summer vacation with the help of cheap rosé and a group of eclectic friends.
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Andrew Ahn and Joel Kim Booster deliver a solid adaptation of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice with a gay twist
A group of cash strapped gay friends consisting of Noah (Joel Kim Booster), Howie (Bowen Yang), Luke (Matt Rogers), Keegan (Tomas Matos), and Max (Torian Miller) embark on their annual weeklong vacation to Fire Island to stay with their friend Erin (Margaret Cho) who has a house on the island. Noah despite often engaging in hedonistic sex and partying the year’s prior decides to put this on hold until he helps Howie find a man for himself. The group eventually come into contact with wealthy gay men Charlie (James Scully) who seemingly hits it off with Howie, and Charlie’s friend Will (Conrad Ricamora) whose demeanor initially gets under Noah’s skin but overtime a romance develops despite their class disparity.
Fire Island is the latest film from director Andrew Ahn who’s become something of an indie darling in recent years with prvious films such Spa Night and Driveways garnering Ahn critical acclaim. Written by comedian Joel Kim Booster, the gay themed take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was initially intended as a project for the now defunct Quibi streaming service (which is the subject of a joke in film) under director Stephen Dunn of Closet Monster before the series was cancelled along with several other in development or filming Quibi shows. Searchlight Pictures purchased the script roughly 6 months after Quibi shutdown and repurposed the concept as a feature film and Ahn replacing Dunn in the director’s chair. Now the movie makes its way to Hulu and Ahn shows himself to be just as steady helming a studio release as either of his indie projects.
Joel Kim Booster does an excellent job serving as writer and star of Fire Island as he takes the basic framework of Austen’s story while incorporating various aspects of the real life Fire Island and gay culture into the story to give this classic story of classism and romance a modern day LGBTQ twist. The movie mines a lot of sharp humor from its usage of Fire Island serving as a microcosm of a class divide between upper class gay people and those of lower means and it sticks pretty true to the Austen work. The movie’s ensemble does quite well with the relationships between Hoan, Howie, and the others very endearing, and Margaret Cho is lovable as Eri who by her words serves as the “mom” in their surrogate family. Fire Island is quite a sweet movie when it comes to its characters and it helps that not only are they interesting and funny, but there’s a strong sense of familial love among the sequences of romance and hedonistic sexuality that keeps the viewer engaged.
Fire Island continues Ahn’s solid work in the director’s chair and serves as an excellent showcase for Joel Kim Booster as a leading man and a screenwriter. If you’re familial with the Jane Austen story Pride and Prejudice you’ll have a lot of fun noting the parallels in the story and how well they’ve been adapted and even if you’re not the movie still works on its own terms.
So much for only gay actors playing gay roles
Watching ‘Fire Island” reminded me of way too many gay-themed films of the 1970s and 1980s. Have we not grown at all ?
This film also took me back a few years to when ‘The Prom’ came out and there was this gay uproar here and elsewhere that a particular straight actor was playing a gay character as a stereotype. Whether true or not, their conclusion that was screamed from the rooftops was that only gay actors should play gay characters.
Well, this movie should put an end to that argument once and for all. All we see onscreen in “Fire Island’ is flat, predictable stereotypes. Not one layered, three-dimensional, actual human being appears. Granted that’s largely in the writing, but a really talented actor (yes, god forbid!, maybe a straight actor even) can still put some depth and layers into a poorly-written character.
As a gay actor, I so wanted to enjoy this film. But I didn’t. Everything about it was shallow. It just left me sad.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Andrew Ahn
Writer Joel Kim Booster
Actors Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory Harbor Picture Company (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A