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Now Streaming: 'Boys in the Band' gets a 2020 revival

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Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video on demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO and other streaming services.


Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer star in “The Boys in the Band” (2020, R), a new revival of the groundbreaking 1968 play about the lives of gay friends in the era before Stonewall, AIDS and acceptance. (Netflix)

The true crime documentary “The Wilderness of Error” (TV-MA) reexamines the case of a Green Beret physician convicted in 1979 of murdering his family. The first three episodes of the limited series are available; the final two episodes arrive Saturday. (Hulu)

Documentary director Kristen Johnson films mock death scenes with her elderly father in “Dick Johnson Is Dead” (2020, PG-13) to help him face death. This unconventional documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. (Netflix)

“Monsterland: Season 1” (not rated), based on the stories of Nathan Ballingrud, is a horror anthology featuring people across the country confronting werewolves, fallen angels, mermaids and other fantastical creatures. (Hulu, Friday)

The hourlong “South Park: The Pandemic Special” (2020, TV-MA) streams a day after its cable debut. (HBO Max, Thursday)

With the fall TV season delayed, why not check out the final season of the Emmy-nominated comedy “The Good Place” (2019-2020, TV-14) with Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, or the second-act sitcom “The Unicorn: Season 1” (2019-2020, TV-PG) with Walton Goggins as a widower father ready to start dating again. (Netflix)

Classic pick: William Powell and Myrna Loy sparkle in “The Thin Man” (1934) as a playfully-in-love couple solving a murder between cocktails. (HBO Max)


A woman (Sally Hawkins) suffering from schizophrenia finds unexpected connection with a fellow patient (David Thewlis) in the compassionate comic drama “Eternal Beauty” (2020, R).


Lily Collins stars in “Emily in Paris: Season 1” (not rated), a romantic comedy from “Sex and the City” creator Darren Star. (Friday)

The three-episode documentary series “Whose Vote Counts, Explained” (TV-PG) takes a deep dive into the election process.

Julian Dennison and Sam Neill become unlikely outlaws in the sweetly eccentric comedy “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016, PG-13) from Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi.

“Song Exploder: Season 1” (not rated) features world-famous musicians discussing the birth of their most famous songs. (Friday)


Available for the month of October only are the award-winning miniseries “The Loudest Voice” (2019, TV-MA) and the Australian murder mystery “Mystery Road: Season 1” (2018, not rated).


New episodes of the NBC quarantine comedy “Connecting…” (not rated) and the fourth season of the anthology crime show “Fargo” (TV-MA), this year starring Chris Rock, arrive a day after their respective network debuts.


“Just Mercy” (2019, PG-13) stars Michael B. Jordan as civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson fighting to free a wrongly convicted man (Jamie Foxx) on death row. (All HBO platforms)


The two-part drama “The Comey Rule” (TV-MA) stars Jeff Daniels as former FBI Director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Donald Trump. (Showtime Anytime)

Paul Rudd narrates the natural history documentary series “Tiny World” (TV-G). (Apple TV Plus)

• Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at and in Thursday’s SCENE section.

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