6.3/10
449
5 user 25 critic

Making the Boys (2011)

Trailer
2:31 | Trailer
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:

Crayton Robey
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In post-war Vienna, occupied by the Allies, four sergeants representing each of the occupying nations (USA, England, France, Soviet Union) patrol in the same Jeep. One day they are given ... See full summary »

Directors: Leopold Lindtberg, Elizabeth Montagu
Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Ralph Meeker, Yossi Yadin
Code Two (1953)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The adventures of motorcycle cops, from their academy days, to chasing crooked truckers.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Elaine Stewart, Sally Forrest
Desert Sands (1955)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The French Foreign Legion battles rebellious Arabs in North Africa.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Marla English, J. Carrol Naish
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jerry Barker finds a lost boy whose rich father is extorted into paying a ransom for his return but the boy accidentally dies and Jerry goes to prison.

Director: Howard W. Koch
Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Reed Hadley
Glory Alley (1952)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In New Orleans, prizefighter Socks Barbarrosa suddenly runs out of the ring before his title bout, and swears he'll never fight again. He gives no reason for his strange actions. His girl ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Leslie Caron, Kurt Kasznar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Burt served in the Marines during the war, but now he is confined to an asylum. His experiences in the South Pacific left him mentally ill and deathly afraid of storm clouds and rain. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Nancy Reagan, James Whitmore
Biography | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Blossom Seeley climbs to Broadway success with her partner Benny Fields, then retires to become his wife.

Director: Irving Brecher
Stars: Betty Hutton, Ralph Meeker, Robert Keith
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When a movie star is kidnapped, everyone thinks it's a publicity stunt. It's not.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Jane Russell, Keenan Wynn, Ralph Meeker
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A newly married American couple vacationing in Mexico is prevented by the police from leaving Acapulco when the husband becomes prime suspect in a local girl's homicide.

Director: Paul Henreid
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Janice Rule, Paul Henreid
Housewife (1934)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nan Reynolds encourages her copywriter husband Bill to open his own agency. Nearly out of business, he finally gets a client. Former girlfriend Patricia Berkeley writes a very successful ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: George Brent, Bette Davis, Ann Dvorak
Storm Center (1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A small-town librarian is branded as a Communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library's shelves.

Director: Daniel Taradash
Stars: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A socialite gets a divorce but can't keep out of her ex-husband's life.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Bette Davis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Albee ... Himself - Playwright, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Joe Allen Joe Allen ... Himself - Investor, The Boys in the Band
Matt Baney Matt Baney ... Himself - Dir. of HIV Services, St. Vincent's Hospital
David Carter David Carter ... Himself - Historian
Candis Cayne ... Herself - Actor, Dirty, Sexy, Money
Andy Cohen ... Himself - Bravo
Mart Crowley Mart Crowley ... Himself - Playwright, The Boys in the Band
Michael Cunningham ... Himself - Author, The Hours
Dominick Dunne ... Himself
David Ehrenstein David Ehrenstein ... Himself - Author, Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-2000
William Friedkin ... Himself - Academy Award Winning Director
Peter Harvey Peter Harvey ... Himself - Set Designer, The Boys in the Band
Aaron Hicklin Aaron Hicklin ... Himself - Editor-in-Chief, Out Magazine
Jerry Hoose Jerry Hoose ... Himself - Founder, Gay Liberation Front
Cheyenne Jackson ... 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:

Broadway Hollywood Success Betrayal Sex Death Redemption See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Garotos da Banda See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,513, 11 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,443, 31 July 2011
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage: The Boys in the Band)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features Boys Beware (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Carlo Returns
Performed by Monte Carlo & His Orchestra
Composed by Peitor Angell
[From the Soundtrack "Kiss Yesterday Goodbye"]
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 jm10701See 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.


1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed