'Fire Island' updates Jane Austen as a gay rom-com without much spark

Margaret Cho, Tomas Matos, Bowen Yang, Joel Kim Booster, and Matt Rogers in 'Fire Island,' premiering on Hulu.

The long trip to the screen behind "Fire Island," a gay rom-com loosely adapted from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice,"

may be more interesting than the movie.

Developed for the since-defunct Quibi (RIP), the project shifted from the originally planned

"quick bite" format to a film making its debut on Hulu, but it still feels like less than a full meal.

It's hard to say definitively now, but the project might wind up best remembered as a vehicle for Bowen Yang

who has seemed poised for bigger things since joining "Saturday Night Live,"

who is actually the movie's star as well as its writer.

They're joined by a cast that includes Margaret Cho and Conrad Ricamora