Pull out your ultrasuede and settle in for another fantastic Ryan Murphy exec-produced Netflix series.
Halston debuts today, but we received all five episodes in advance and binged them over two days. We plowed through the first four episodes in one evening and could’ve watched the fifth, but decided to save the finale for a special treat the next night.
Set in the 1960s, 70s and 80s (including the heyday of Studio 54), the limited series captures the very distinctive time periods with the same level of detail we fell in love with in similarly styled Murphy/Netflix projects Hollywood, Ratched and The Boys in the Band. The creativity of the people Murphy associates with to bring these stories to the home screen (often with lesser amounts of the busy mogul’s involvement) continues to astound.
Ewan McGregor shines as the eponymous character, bringing a frustrated complexity to the temperamental diva designer he embodies. We learned so much more about Halston‘s contribution to American (and global) fashion and enjoyed getting another gay history lesson through entertainment.
And who doesn’t love anything that focuses a good amount time on Liza Minnelli (played with plucky perfection by Krysta Rodriguez)?
Go ahead and add Halston to your queue now, but beware: Once you hit play on the first episode, you may need to block off the next 4.5 hours to watch the entire thing.
Perhaps in a caftan.
HalstonMain photo: ATSUSHI NISHIJIMA/NETFLIX © 2021
Liza photo: COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021