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Making the Boys (2011)

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On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »

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Crayton Robey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Albee ... Himself - Playwright, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Joe Allen Joe Allen ... Himself - Investor, The Boys in the Band
Matt Baney Matt Baney ... Himself - Dir. of HIV Services, St. Vincent's Hospital
David Carter David Carter ... Himself - Historian
Candis Cayne ... Herself - Actor, Dirty, Sexy, Money
Andy Cohen ... Himself - Bravo
Mart Crowley Mart Crowley ... Himself - Playwright, The Boys in the Band
Michael Cunningham ... Himself - Author, The Hours
Dominick Dunne ... Himself
David Ehrenstein David Ehrenstein ... Himself - Author, Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-2000
William Friedkin ... Himself - Academy Award Winning Director
Peter Harvey Peter Harvey ... Himself - Set Designer, The Boys in the Band
Aaron Hicklin Aaron Hicklin ... Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Out Magazine
Jerry Hoose Jerry Hoose ... Himself - Founder, Gay Liberation Front
Cheyenne Jackson ... Himself - Actor
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On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience. Beloved by some for breaking new ground, and condemned by others for reinforcing gay stereotypes, The Boys in the Band sparked heated controversy that still exists four decades later. Written by Miguel Camnitzer

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The Story Behind The Boys in the Band See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Garotos da Banda See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,513, 11 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,443, 31 July 2011
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Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage: The Boys in the Band)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the original contract to make the original film, seen on screen in this documentary, the original budget for the original film, "The Boys in the Band," was $1.25 million. See more »

Crazy Credits

Cliff Gorman died of Leukemia at age 65 See more »

Connections

References West Side Story (1961) See more »

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Carlo Returns
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Composed by Peitor Angell
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Very good but uneven
31 January 2018 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Documentary on the making of the landmark gay play "The Boys in the Band". There's extensive interview footage of Matt Crowley talking about what got him to write it and how he got it into production. They also interview William Friedken about the making of the movie. There's also interviews with other playwrights or gay personalities about the play and movie.

Interesting but uneven. It's supposedly about the play and movie but there's way too much footage about Crowley talking about his private life. Also they never mention the failed sequel from Crowley called "The Men From the Boys". Also at times it turns into a time capsule of what gay life was like in the 1960s. It's not uninteresting but very confusing at times. So it's worthwhile but uneven.


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