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Making the Boys (2011)

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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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Crayton Robey
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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
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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

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A Revolution started by a Queen See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Garotos da Banda See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,513, 11 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,443, 31 July 2011
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Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Leonard Frey died of AIDS in 1988 See more »

Connections

Features CBS Reports (1959) See more »

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Carlo Returns
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Composed by Peitor Angell
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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.


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