Today, Disney+ announced that Searchlight Pictures’ film Fire Island, the directorial debut from Andrew Ahn, will premiere on Disney+ under the Star banner in Australia on 17 June .
Set in the gay vacation destination off of Long Island, New York, Fire Island is described as ‘an unapologetic, modern-day romantic comedy showcasing a diverse, multicultural examination of queerness and romance. Inspired by the timeless pursuits from Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, the story centres on two best friends (Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang) who set out to have a legendary summer adventure with the help of cheap rosé and their cadre of eclectic friends’.
The film stars Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Margaret Cho, Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Matt Rogers, Tomas Matos, Torian Miller, Nick Adams, Zane Phillips, Michael Graceffa, Peter Smith, and Bradley Gibson. From a screenplay by Joel Kim Booster, the film is produced by Tony Hernandez, John Hodges, and Brooke Posch of JAX Media, and was shot on location in the Pines, NY.
Fire Island will have its Australian premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on June 9, 2022.