MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,641 this week

Making the Boys (2011)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 203 users   Metascore: 71/100
Reviews: 4 user | 26 critic | 9 from Metacritic.com

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 »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 107 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 19 titles
created 19 Jul 2012
 
a list of 8263 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 1547 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 8425 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Making the Boys (2011)

Making the Boys (2011) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Making the Boys.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
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
...
Herself - Actor, Dirty, Sexy, Money
...
Himself - Bravo
Mart Crowley ...
Himself - Playwright, The Boys in the Band
...
Himself - Author, The Hours
...
Himself
David Ehrenstein ...
Himself - Author, Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-2000
...
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
...
Himself - Actor
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Story Behind The Boys in the Band See more »


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Making the Boys  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$33,443 (USA) (29 July 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

| (archive footage: The Boys in the Band)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The planning process for "Making the Boys" began in 2007, four years before the March 2011 release of the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Richard Barr died of AIDS in 1989 See more »

Connections

Features Bewitched (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Find a Way
Written and Performed by Lucian Piane
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting despite its over-emphasis on Crowley
14 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The parts of this movie that tell about the gay world before and after the production of the play and then the movie The Boys in the Band - and the broad range of reactions to them within the gay world - are interesting and meaningful. Unfortunately, those parts make up something less than half of the movie.

Most of the movie is about Mart Crowley, who wrote the play, and he's whiny, self-centered, and not interesting at all. With the luck that guy had - a pampered Southern Belle who somehow became the toast of Hollywood and Natalie Wood's best friend and then wrote a groundbreaking play despite his total lack of interest in anything or anybody but himself - he should be thanking God instead of whining.

I can think of many things I'd rather do with an hour than spend it watching and listening to Mart Crowley. The other parts of this movie really are interesting though, and they make the Crowley parts just bearable. Celebrity queens may love the Crowley parts even though I didn't.


0 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Making the Boys (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page