Matthew López, director of ‘Red, White and Blue Blood’: "20 years ago, ‘queer’ stories always led to rejection or suicide"

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It is enough to talk for a quarter of an hour with matthew lopez (Florida, 1977) to attest to his enthusiasm for life and the stories that reflect it more or less faithfully. This smiling American screenwriter, with Latin roots, signs several episodes of The Newsroom has become the most successful playwright of his generation. In less than a decade he has received numerous awards for Best Work for The Heritage in both London and New York, including the Olivier Award, Drama Desk, Evening Standard, London Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and WhatsOnStage. His is also the Literature Prize awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2019.

Now direct Red, white and blue blood, adaptation of the novel written by Casey McQuiston that premieres on Prime Video this Friday, August 11. In it, the LGTBI romance between the character of Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez), Latino son of the first female president of the United States, and Henry (Nicholas Galitzine), English crown prince. Right from London, he receives EL MUNDO via Zoom to celebrate the highly anticipated landing of the film on one of the main platforms of streaming.

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