The famous Broadway musical “The Prom” is set to become a movie on Netflix, and with the recent release of the casting, viewers can expect an all-star lineup of talent. Headlining the superstar cast is Oscar and Emmy winning actresses Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. Additionally Netflix’s movie version of “The Prom” will feature Awkwafina, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key, and Andrew Rannells.
The basis of the story is around an Indiana lesbian teenager who struggles with the acceptance and permissions of the LGBTQ community in day to day life. She is banned from attending her school’s prom with a partner of the same gender, and thus gains traction with Broadway big shots to fight the injustice of this particular scenario.
Ryan Murphy, producer of this movie who recently inked a new 5 year deal with Netflix was also the producer behind American Horror Story and American Crime Story. “The Prom” is set to become the first of several projects in which Murphy will produce for Netflix, as he enjoys the fruits of his labor with a 300 million dollar deal.
Teen life is difficult and stressful. Many new responsibilities come as a part of this awkward transition from childhood to adulthood. Social relations are often competitive; girls and guys often face similar yet different cultural stresses and challenges. Experiencing one’s first romantic feelings while struggling with bullying or academic challenges is hard.; a lot of teens go through these kinds of struggles. Here’s a list of ten great movies about this painful and yet incredible process of moving from childhood to adulthood.
Heathers is a dark comedy film that describes high school drama and tragedy. Veronica is a popular high school girl who is friends with a group of three wealthy, beautiful and popular girls named “Heather.” Her friendship with the girls sweeps her away into a world of cruel popularity struggles and bullying. The film describes the crazy and violent power struggles of students at an Ohio high school.
2. A Cinderella Story
Hillary Duff falls in love with an anonymous guy over email, she later discovers he might be one of the most popular boys in her school.
3. Sierra Burgess is a Loser
Sierra is an intelligent yet awkward girl who makes an alliance with a cheerleader named Veronica. Veronica helps Sierra by giving her number to a sensitive jock named Jamey; Sierra helps Veronica by tutoring her to help impress a college guy she likes.
4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
This film is about the great struggles of Lara Jean Covey, a Korean American high school student who faces great challenges when her private love letters are sent to the boys she likes
5. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Nick and Norah meet for the first time. This charming story shows love at first sight that leads to an all-night chase around New York City looking for the elusive band where’s Fluffy.
Boyhood is an incredible film which documents the coming of age process of Mason from childhood to college. This film was created through a complex 12-year process focusing on everyday happenings instead of dramatic life-changing moments.
7. Blue is the Warmest Color
A French film about a lesbian teenage girl who tries to love men but develops a powerful relationship with a blue haired girl. The film explores the challenges of finding one’s identity and of experiencing young love.
8. Wet Hot American Summer
A film about consolers on the last day of camp in 1981. The film explores several bizarre characters and examines their strange habits.
9. The Edge of Seventeen
A coming of age film about Hailee Steinfeld playing Nadine, a teenager with social difficulties and a conflict-ridden family life.
10. The Spectacular Now
A film which follows Sutter Keely, the most popular dude in his high school who is planning to party it up through senior year. He is dumped by his girlfriend and later falls in love with a new girl after getting wasted.
Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!
While the success of Aladdin may be good news to Disney and its investors, if you’re a Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ) supporter, the news may not be as well received and could only fan the flames around the uncertain future of the streaming juggernaut. Netflix investors knew that the Disney deal was going to mean a sizable amount of content coming off the platform, but while in the past that hasn’t been a big deal, now it may be a more glaring problem. Disney could potentially cost Netflix 30% of its user base – on its own that is a staggering number, but not as staggering as when combined by another aspect of the poll that says 49% of young viewers would cancel Netflix if the streamer lost key programs – many of which are not Disney-owned.
That means that if you take the 30% estimated to leave with Disney+ launches and then factor on top of that even just a fraction of the 49% (accounting for overlap) that say they’ll jump if their favorite programs leave, then you could potentially be looking at Netflix losing an even larger part of its base … read full article:seekingalpha.com