Before Prop 8, Milk or Will & Grace, before the AIDS epidemic, gay pride parades or the Stonewall uprising, Mart Crowley’s “The Boys in the Band” changed everything. MAKING THE BOYS 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. Featuring anecdotes from the surviving cast and filmmakers, as well as perspectives by legendary figures from stage and screen, MAKING THE BOYS traces the behind-the-scenes drama and lasting legacy of this cultural milestone.
Awards & Quotes
“Thoughtful…show us how powerful non-fiction filmmaking can be…essential viewing.” – Matthew Hays, Montreal Mirror
“Everything I’d hoped for and more.” – Thompson on Hollywood