June 30, 2022

Quick Take: Fire Island

Quick Take: Fire Island

Happy Pride Month! Squeaking just under the wire with a quick take on this frothy, fun gay retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in that historic LGBTQ+ summer destination, Fire Island in New York. What a sunny, cute, romantic romp of a romcom this is!


There's more than a touch of Boogie Nights in the look of Fire Island.

Joel Kim Booster talked to Variety about how the movie was developed. His favorite romcoms are My Best Friend's Wedding and Clueless, so the guy knew how to put together a solid retelling.

Here's a taste of Joel Kim Booster's stand up. He's adorable, even when he's making fun of difficult topics.

Fire Island’s queer literary history is fascinating, starting with Oscar Wilde visiting Cherry Grove in the late 19th century.

Fire Island has a National Seashore and here is a bit more about its fascinating history stretching back to the 1700s. It has a few structures on the National Register of Historic Places, and a long history with pirates and shipwrecks.

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