SPOILER ALERT: the following article contains massive spoilers, including the ending. If you have not yet seen the movie, proceed at your own risk!

Netflix’s ‘The Boys in the Band’ follows the events of one day, where the story revolves around a birthday party, with nine people coming and going out of focus. The period drama focuses on the gay scene of the sixties, centering on themes like self-loathing, closeted sexuality, conflict over monogamy, and internalized homophobia. With an all-star cast, it serves an entertaining watch that is dipped in sassy one-liners and heart-breaking realizations. The ending leaves it at a somewhat hopeful but uncertain point. Here’s what it means. SPOILERS AHEAD

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