Featuring Bette Midler and Judith Light, New ‘The Politician’ Teaser Is a Gay Man’s Fever Dream

IndieWire | 9/22/2019 | Staff
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Is Ryan Murphy trolling gay culture vultures? It appears to be so. The latest teaser for “The Politician,” Emmy-winner Murphy’s first Netflix series as part of a new pact with the streamer, boasts gay icons for days. Check out a new spot from the series, which debuted during the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast.

As previously announced, Judith Light (Emmy-nominated last year for Murphy’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”) and Bette Midler, stepping into Murphyland for the first time, have joined the cast. The lineup also includes Broadway star Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow in the leads, opposite Bob Balaban, Lucy Boynton, Benjamin Barrett, Zoey Deutch, Dylan McDermott, and, of course, Jessica Lange as a gimlet-eyed whippersnapper named Dusty Jackson.

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A 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Actor for the hit musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” Platt plays a well-to-do high-schooler with aspirations of becoming president of the United States. But first, he has to become president of the student body at his Santa Barbara school, and contend with his family and...
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