Fire Island is a romantic comedy film. It is directed by Andrew Ahn and written by Joel Kim Booster, who also happens to star in the movie. The story is about two best friends who take a week-long vacation to Fire Island, the gay vacation destination off the southern shore of Long Island. They’re accompanied by cheap rosé and a small group of friends. The film is exclusive to be aired on Hulu when it comes out. Here are our critics’ words on what to expect from the movie and if you should watch it.
Stream it or skip it, Fire Island
If gay shows are for you, then Fire Island is a must-watch It has a very upbeat take on a lot of things and the comedy is straight-up gold. It is one of Hulu’s good films and is recommended for sure to be watched.
What it’s about?
The movie is a sun-soaked escape from the real world on Fire Island. In the opening minutes of the movie Noah says “In our community, money isn’t the only form of currency. Race, masculinity, abs: just a few of the metrics we use to separate ourselves into upper and lower classes.”
Noah is a confident and fit man. His family is usually short on cash, but never so down to not enjoy life. They intend to have one last fun summer on Fire Island before their mother sells off their vacation home for cash. While there Noah makes it his goal to get his best friend, Howie, laid on the island during the vacation. The first love interest shows up at Tea, named Charlie, a white doctor. A comedy of errors falls into place with Will, the only bad peg in Charlie’s life stirs up.
Why the movie shines?
The best part about the movie is the chemistry of the cast. Yang and Booster perfectly act out their scenes together, showing perfect chemistry in comforting each other and their index finger touching move. The level of BIPOC talent in the cast is indistinguishable, and it roes makes the movie a lot more out there.
The film portrays Joel Kim Booster as Noah, Bowen Yang as Howie, Conrad Ricamora as Will, Zane Phillips as Dex, Matt Rogers as Luke, James Scully as Charlie, Margaret Cho as Erin, Nick Adams as Cooper, Tomas Matos as Keegan and Torian Miller as Max.
When and Where to Watch Fire Island?
Fire Island is set to premiere on the 3rd of June, 2022. The film will drop exclusively on Hulu. Hulu subscriptions are available for as low as $6.99 a month. The show runs for a total of one hour and 45 minutes. The film will release on this day in the United States. The film is rated an R for strong sexual content, language, drug use, and nudity so viewer discretion is advised. But other than that it is a definite,must-watch