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Nora Highland follows the casting process of a notable gay character in an upcoming Broadway revival and explores the phenomenon of straight performers being lauded for their work in queer roles. Adapted from a play of the same name this is a damning look at how and why over 60 straight/cis actors have been Oscar-nominated for playing queer roles while only one queer actor has been Oscar-nominated for doing the same. 


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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    63 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Regional
  • Rating
    Teens & Up
  • Note
    The actors all filmed themselves using their computers. All of the gay characters are played by out gay actors.
  • Director
    Ryan Spahn
  • Screenwriter
    Ryan Spahn
  • Cast
    Marin Ireland, Michael Hsu Rosen, Mallory Portnoy, Carlease Burke, Eric Patrick Harper, Henry Jenkinson & featuring the voice of Michael Urie
  • Editor
    Connor Delves
  • Music
    Pablo Signori