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The newest movie from director Ryan Murphy, “The Prom” was added to Netflix on December 11 and presents in its storyline a group of actors from Broadway in a small town trying to engage – with not so noble intentions – in a social cause.

With Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden and Andrew Rannells in the cast, the movie, which is a musical comedy, mentions the popularity of the SCRUFF app in an environment that was supposed to be mainly heteronormative.

Picture from
Picture from “The Prom”

“If they don’t have gay people here, why is my Scruff going crazy right now?”, says Barry Glickman, a character played by Corden.

Watch the scene:

Ryan Murphy’s parents tried to “cure” him of homosexuality

In an interview to The Hollywood Reporter, the director of “The Prom” told that, on the day after his prom, his parents took him to a psychiatrist in order to “cure” him of homosexuality.

Fortunately, to Murphy and generations of future fans, his psychiatrist was way more informed about human sexuality than Murphy’s parents at the time. After “several sessions”, the doctor talked in private with his parents and gave them a choice: to try to change their son and lose him during the process – or to accept him and love him.

“I know the feeling of being humiliated for your sexual orientation. I know the feeling of thinking that you have no allies”, he said. “I was very blessed”, Murphy added.

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