William Friedkin’s groundbreaking 1970 film about a group of gay friends at a birthday party, who dissect their lives and relationships until a married straight friend unexpectedly appears. Based on Mart Crowley’s acclaimed Broadway play of the same name.
THE BOYS IN THE BAND was the first film to openly deal with gay issues in a personal, honest and shockingly-real fashion.
Stars all of the same actors from the original play. Producer/author Mart Crowley insisted that the entire original cast of the off-Broadway production be used in the film.
Directed by Academy Award® winning director, William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist).
Awards & Quotes
“A genuine period piece.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“Lively, edgy, groundbreaking.” – Shadows on the Wall
“Dynamic film version of the play. Friedkin’s best directing job.” – Mountain XPress