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HBO Developing Gay Rights Drama From Adam Shankman

HBO is developing a period drama centered on the gay rights movement in 1960s New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Open City explores the lives of characters...

Natalie Abrams
Natalie Abrams

HBO is developing a period drama centered on the gay rights movement in 1960s New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Open City explores the lives of characters from disparate corners of Manhattan as they navigate the cultural and political revolutions of the turbulent era, as well as the unlikely alliance between the mafia and New York City's gay community during the opening of a West Village nightclub.

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The Invasion's David Kajganich will write and executive-produce alongside Hairspray's Adam Shankman, who will also direct. Ronnie Lorenzo, one of the original owners of New York's Stonewall Inn — the tavern at the center of the Stonewall riots that inspired the fight for LGBT equality — will serve as a consulting producer.

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