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 ...
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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
Other than trailers from the original distributor, First Run Features, the DVD includes several bonus "featurettes." One of those is "The Missing Scene," about a scripted scene which was not included in the original The Boys in the Band (1970) final edit. Director William Friedkin claims that the footage exists of that scene, somewhere, but he is not sure where. See more »
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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