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We Sat Down with the Cast of Netflix’s “The Prom” But Were Replaced With a More Famous Publication

by Zach Raffio. @zachraffio.

NEW YORK, NY - We recently had the opportunity to sit down with the cast of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom, but just as we had gotten all of our questions in order, along with the lovely suite we rented for that chat, they decided to replace us with Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Playbill and, for some reason, Food Network Magazine - despite the fact that this interview was conceived for us in the first place, the team confirmed.


“We’d love to have you chat with the cast,” noted the film’s publicist, Janey Hirculk, while attempting to overcome the anger she feels at her three week old son for not being famous yet. “We really want to get as many eyes on this as possible, even if the attention could potentially break your hard-working, deserving publication into a new realm of mainstream success."


Prior to the interview recasting, we had a very successful, acclaimed run of interviews of a similar nature. Still, when it came time for one that would reach a huge new audience, the team was firm in their decision.


"Why would we usher in a new group of beloved publications and create a number of high-paying opportunities when we already have a handful of perfectly good ones available?” questioned director Ryan Murphy, who is close friends with editors at the major publications who did book the interview. "Those smaller pubs are great, but hey, gates are meant to be kept."


At press time, the team behind Netflix’s The Prom were kind enough to offer us the opportunity to “audition” for the interview originally planned for us, despite the fact that all of the larger, already confirmed publications are offer-only.