As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »
Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who ... See full summary »
It's Harold's birthday, and his closest friends throw him a party at Michael's apartment. Among Harold's presents is "Cowboy", since Harold may have trouble finding a cute young man on his own now that he's getting older. As the party progresses the self-deprecating humor of the group takes a nasty turn as the men become drunker. Climaxed by a cruel telephone "game" where each man must call someone and tell him (or her?) of his love for them.Written by
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The reason Friedkin was picked to direct is The Smothers Brothers.Exec producer Dominick Dunne had been told by the studio that the director of the play, who the cast was comfortable with, was not acceptable because he had never directed a film.Dunne had seen the competent way that the young up and coming Friedkin had handled episodes of the Smothers TV comedy show he was also involved with, so thought of him. See more »
When Michael is putting the ribbon on the birthday gift, the bow appears on the package between shots. See more »
Believe it or not, there was a time in my life when I didn't go around announcing I was a faggot.
Well, that must have been before speech replaced sign language!
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TV prints are 11 minutes shorter than the theatrical release and are redubbed and re-edited to remove all objectionable dialogue. See more »
First Major Film To Portray Homosexuality in a Mature Way.
The Boys In The Band is my favorite all-time movie. It still sends a message and holds up well even in this decade. Every actor in this cast is perfect for the character they play. This film may have been the first major film to portray homosexuality in a mature way and still is the best film above all. This is not a disgusting film. It is honest and dramatic. I have seen this film several times through different ages and chapters of my life. I get more out of it each time. Sadly, most of the cast, Robert La Tourneaux, Leonard Frey, Frederick Combs, Keith Prentice, Kenneth Nelson and Cliff Gorman are no longer with us. All men should see this film. The best instrumental version of "The Look Of Love" by Burt Bacharach can be heard here. I wish "The Boys In The Band" could be restored and re-issued on VHS video and for DVD.
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