James Corden Says He’s ‘Proud’ of His Performance in ‘The Prom’ as Critics Call It ‘Offensive’

Jason Pham
·1 min read

The Prom has been one of Netflix’s most-watched movies since its premiere in December. But one criticism has been of James Corden who is not gay unlike like his The Prom character, Barry Glickman.

The Prom, which is based on the 2018 Broadway musical of the same title, stars Corden as Barry Glickman, a narcissistic Broadway actor who, along with fellow Broadway star Dee Dee Allen, travels to middle America to help a gay high school teenager whose prom has been cancelled because of her sexuality. The Prom also explores Barry’s own coming out experience, as viewers learn that his story is not unlike Emma’s, the teen he’s helping for publicity. Like Emma, Barry is also estranged from his family, specifically his mom, after he came out at 16...

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