Asian American rom-com ‘Fire Island’ is summer’s sexiest breakout hit
DPA Matt Rogers, Zane Phillips and Tomas Matos in the queer rom-com hit “Fire Island”, which launched for Disney+ subscribers in June. Jeong Park/Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Studios/dpa
Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang remember that first trip, years ago, to the beachy New York LGBTQ resort that would inspire the Hulu rom-com, “Fire Island.”
Before playing BFFs Noah (Booster) and Howie (Yang) in the film, who find unexpected romances while vacationing at the Long Island party destination, the real-life friends were on a similar getaway, staying 12 deep in a three-bedroom house, “really making it work despite our comedians’ salaries,” said Yang.
“There is a magical energy, an ephemeral thing about it,” Yang said from New York City ahead of the film’s