Podcast: Nick Adams & Hulu’s New Gay Rom-Com ‘Fire Island’
True triple threat Nick Adams has starred as “Felicia” in the Tony-winning original cast of Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert, “Whizzer” in Lincoln Center Theatre’s national company of Falsettos, and “Fiyero” in Wicked. You also know him from his work on the screen in shows like The Other Two and more.
Adams is currently starring as “Cooper” in the new queer-themed romantic comedy Fire Island alongside Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho and the film’s writer Joel Kim Booster. The film premiered on Hulu Friday, June 3.
The movie, a modern-day romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, is set amid gay New York’s favorite summer vacation mecca – the Fire Island Pines. The story follows two best friends who set out to have a legendary, weeklong summer vacation, with the help of cheap rosé and a clutch of eclectic friends.
This film is a major motion picture that highlights queer joy. In my recent chat with the actor, he shares his gratitude for being part of the ensemble cast telling this story – not only about love, but also shining a light on Fire Island and its rich history.
He also shared about his participation in the new studio recording of Drag: The Musical which was recently released in May and plans are already in the works for stage adaptation. The musical, by drag legend Alaska Thunderfuck, tells the tale of two rival drag bars that go head-to-head for survival amid financial troubles. Nick stars alongside Michelle Visage, Bob The Drag Queen, Jujubee, Peppermint, Margaret Cho and more.
Plus – as the world seems to be moving forward from COVID restrictions – he’s resumed concert work having just appeared with the Indianapolis Symphony. Let’s just say Nick Adams is a busy, busy, in-demand guy.
Hit the play button to listen to my chat with the oh-so-talented Nick Adams below.
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