Making Love (1982)

R  |   |  Drama  |  5 March 1982 (USA)
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A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction ... See full summary »



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A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men. Zach and Claire live a comfortable life secure in their love for one another when Bart, a swinging L.A. novelist, walks into Zach's office and awakens unfamiliar feelings in him. In a move which leaves him wracked with guilt, Zach cancels dinner with his wife in order to go out with Bart. He is inexplicably drawn to this man who seems intent on keeping him at arms distance. Why can't Bart allow their relationship to grow? he wonders. Exasperated, he asks Bart, "Do you snore? Does anybody ever get a chance to find out?" As Zach's absences become more and more frequent, Claire's concern manifests itself in the suspicion that he is having an affair with another woman. Jilted by Bart and feeling alone for the first time in his married life, Zach resolves to tell Claire the truth about ... Written by Mark Fleetwood <>

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A provocative tale of hidden desire.




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5 March 1982 (USA)  »

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Su otro amor  »

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First leading role in a Hollywood theatrical feature film for actress Kate Jackson after she had become famous in the TV series Charlie's Angels (1976). See more »


Zach Elliot: Bart.
Bart: Zach.
Zach Elliot: Why don't you just say it?
Bart: I'm gay.
Zach Elliot: Thank you.
Bart: You're welcome.
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Referenced in Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) See more »


Written by Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach & Bruce Roberts
Performed by Roberta Flack
Produced by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager
(P) 1982 Atlantic Recording Corp.
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Ahead of it's time
1 January 1999 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a beautiful story that was years ahead of its time. It deals with a young doctor who realizes that he is gay and the consequences it has on his marriage and his life. As the lead character begins to explore his new sexual identity, he gets involved with a commitment phobic writer and the movie explores issues of commitment, love, infidelity, rejection. But most importantly the movie shows the importance of being true to oneself. It is an extremely gay positive film and the filmmakers are not afraid to explore the depths of the characters struggle. All characters are portrayed honestly and realistically and the viewer is never given the feeling that the filmmakers are trying so hard to get the approval of the straight audience as in "Philadelphia". It is simply an honest and accurate portrayal of one man coming to terms with being gay. All performances are top notch and the ending so bittersweet that one cannot help but shed tears. A wonderful coming out story that i know had a profound impact on many gay men.

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