'Fire Island’ star Margaret Cho on wearing all white and experiencing a truly crappy situation
In this photo from Dec. 10, 2019, Margaret Cho performs onstage at the Cyndi Lauper And Friends: Home For The Holidays Benefit at The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles, California. - Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America/TNS

The Hulu romantic comedy “Fire Island” takes Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” and puts a modern gay spin on it, both fizzy and incisive about classism and racism. Margaret Cho co-stars in a role that is part den mother, part provider of vacation housing. The character was originally envisioned as a guy until she expressed interest in being part of the project. “I really wanted to be in the film as soon as I found out it was happening,” she said. She’s a longtime friend of screenwriter and star Joel Kim Booster, as well as co-star Bowen Yang. “And I’ve been going to Fire Island since 2008, s...