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Before Prop 8, “Will & Grace,” AIDS, gay pride or Stonewall, “The Boys in the Band” changed everything. Crayton Robey’s Making the Boys explores the 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 endures to this day.
Featuring interviews with its author Mart Crowley, surviving cast members, and a who’s who from stage and screen, this enjoyable documentary captures the behind-the-scenes drama and lasting legacy of this cultural milestone.
With Edward Albee, Mart Crowley, Dominick Dunne, William Friedkin, Carson Kressley, Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Robert Wagner and more.
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"Captivating and entertaining. Sometimes you don‘t have to go very far into the past to be amazed at how drastically things have changed. Making the Boys is fascinating recent history and a fascinating personal story as well." - The New York Times
"CRITIC'S PICK! Fascinating!" - The Washington Post