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Before Prop 8, "Will & Grace," AIDS, gay pride or Stonewall, "The Boys in the Band" changed everything. Crayton Robey's Making the Boys explores the 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 endures to this day. Featuring interviews with its author Mart Crowley, surviving cast members, and a who's who from stage and screen, this enjoyable documentary captures the behind-the-scenes drama and lasting legacy of this cultural milestone.
Featuring Edward Albee, Mart Crowley, Dominick Dunne, William Friedkin, Carson Kressley, Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Robert Wagner and more.
CRITIC'S PICK! Captivating and entertaining...sometimes you don't have to go very far into the past to be amazed at how drastically things have changed. 'Making the Boys' is fascinating recent history and a fascinating personal story as well. --Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times
A fascinating slice of contemporary history. Entertaining and enlightening. --Marshall Fine, The Huffington Post
Impassioned, absorbing, illuminating and engrossing. Essential viewing! --David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Vital, moving, and compelling history as told by those who were there. Even though I am a GLBT history buff, I learned things about Mart Crowley that I never knew. Read morePublished 28 days ago by JP
One of the most insightful film and stage documentaries. Really is fitting tribute to the creative team of TBITB.Published 1 month ago by Eric T McDonough
I read numerous reviews before I purchased it, but I am a great fan of boys in the band and wanted this with the hopes of learning more about "the boys. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ClarityOfMind
Good- used for documentary on '60,s culture. Great home movie footage w/ Natalie Wood etc etc.Published 6 months ago by HonestAnt
This is a brilliant,if sad, making of documentary of one of the best gay films of the era..IT was based on the stage show which was brilliant. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Peter M
having seen the Sydney production of this play, i always thought what a brave production it was, so far ahead of it's time. Read morePublished 19 months ago by col
This video has performed perfectly, and has been viewed over and over again. I am happy with it, and will watch your site.Published on August 27, 2013 by T. Payton
Making the Boys is a very important film, considering how many younger gay men and lesbians really have no idea how bad things were in the past. Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by meesha