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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself - Playwright, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Joe Allen ...
Himself - Investor, The Boys in the Band
Matt Baney ...
Himself - Dir. of HIV Services, St. Vincent's Hospital
David Carter ...
Himself - Historian
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Herself - Actor, Dirty, Sexy, Money
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Himself - Bravo
Mart Crowley ...
Himself - Playwright, The Boys in the Band
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Himself - Author, The Hours
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Himself
David Ehrenstein ...
Himself - Author, Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-2000
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Himself - Academy Award Winning Director
Peter Harvey ...
Himself - Set Designer, The Boys in the Band
Aaron Hicklin ...
Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Out Magazine
Jerry Hoose ...
Himself - Founder, Gay Liberation Front
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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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11 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Garotos da Banda  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,513 (USA) (11 March 2011)

Gross:

$33,443 (USA) (29 July 2011)
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Trivia

Other than the original New York production of the original play, there was also a West End, London, England engagement, with most of the original New York cast, at Wyndham's Theatre, and two separate US national touring companies, one for the eastern United States, and one for the western United States. See more »

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Reuben Greene has broken off contact with anyone associated with the play See more »

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Features Hart to Hart (1979) See more »

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Wanting Something New
Performed by Monte Carlo & His Orchestra
Composed by Peitor Angell
[From the Soundtrack "Kiss Yesterday Goodbye"]
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How Times Change !!!!!!!!! Plus , Bette's Pilot ?
22 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is interesting to not that The Boys In The Band , essentially the first play 100% about " out " gay male men in the New York theater written from an " inside " perspective , rather got split on the barre of history .

When it opened , as said above , it was considered radical - Then , by the time the movie came out , Stonewall had happened , and some gays considered it to " self-loathing " , refelecting as it did the pre-Stonewall world .

What was this " Bette Davis Show " , a TV pilot ( I assume ) that we see clips of , that Mart did a - credied - rewrite on ? It is not listed , either her nor under Bette .

Presumably it was never shown publicaly/officially ?

The veracity of " Judy's funeral inspired the Stonewall fightback " has been argued back & forth...


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