Zachary Quinto and Jim Parsons have teamed up again after their stinging performances in Boys in the Band for Netflix. Well, now they’re playing real-life bitchy queens (and we say that with complete respect and love).
Rather than completely taking on the physical personas of the literary icons Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, the gay actors bring life to these celebrated figures solely through voicework. And it’s every bit as three-dimensional.
Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation, therefore, becomes so much more than a documentation of their friendship, rivalry and fame leading up to their deaths one year apart.
Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland tells their story through their own words, accompanied by archival footage, press clippings and other memorabilia to create a unique, intimate look at them individually and as a pair of geniuses whose intersecting lives weren’t always peaches and cream.
The film can be screened through the virtual cinema feature of NewFest. Tickets for the streaming link to the film are now available for $12.
When you’re done, we bet you’ll want to add a few of their books to your fireside reading list. Or at least scream, “Stellllllllla!” from the top of your lungs at least once.
Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate ConversationTruman & Tennessee – An Intimate Conversation Photo of Truman Capote 1978, Globe Photos Mediapunch, Shutterstock & Tennessee Williams Courtesy of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s
Available to stream through October 27