Tyler Blackburn Seduces Both Cheyenne Jackson And T.R. Knight In The Sensual Movie Musical “Hello Again”

A new adaptation of "La Ronde" also gives us Audra McDonald and Martha Plimpton as lovers.

The new movie musical Hello Again has its roots in 19th century German drama, but its unrestrained sexuality and queer bent is thoroughly modern.

In 1993, Michael John LaChiusa adapted the classic La Ronde for off-Broadway, with a series of interconnected love affairs among ten characters during the ten decades of the 20th century. Now LaChiusa’s musical has in turn been adapted for the big screen by director Tom Gustafson and writer Cory Krueckeberg, who previously collaborated on the cult favorite Were the World Mine.

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Pretty Little Liars star Tyler Blackburn plays Jack, a young man first kept by the older, richer—and closeted—Carl (T.R. Knight). Their dalliance is on the Titanic, but Jack’s next duet—both musically and carnally—is with Robert (Cheyenne Jackson), an artist he meets at a disco in the 1970s.

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Robert then connects with Audra McDonald’s Sally, who is still very much in love with Ruth (Martha Plimpton), a senator too invested in her work for a relationship. Sam Underwood, Nolan Gerard Funk, Jenna Ushkowitz, Al Calderon, and Rumer Willis round out the cast “blurring the parameters of time, love, eroticism and exploitation.”

Hell, it’s worth it just to see Audra doing Tina Turner in Thunderdome

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Hello Again opens in theaters November 8.

Trish Bendix is a Los Angeles-based writer.