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Ryan Murphy delivers yet another new series to Netflix. 

Written by on May 14, 2021

Ryan Murphy delivers yet another new series to Netflix. 

Halston starring Ewan McGregor focuses on the life of the single-named fashion designer–the first American to break into the world of international fashion. Throughout the 1970s, Halston became known for his eccentric designs and use of celebrity models (particularly Liza Minnelli) in his runway shows, and as a fixture at New York’s Studio 54. And, like so many showbiz stories, it all came crashing down. The 1980s saw Halston lose his fashion empire before his death of AIDS in 1990.

In the title role, Ewan McGregor delivers his usual splendid work, portraying Halston as a brilliant, conflicted, volatile man constantly haunted by his own shame. Some critics have already condemned the series for casting the heterosexual McGregor in the lead. 

Krysta Rodriguez who manages to step into the role of Liza Minnelli without ever veering into camp or parody. Given that drag queens have been doing Liza for decades, that’s no small feat.

Happy binging this weekend…

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