• Making the Boys (2009)

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Release Date: April 28th, 2011

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
An exploration of the drama, struggle and legacy of the first gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience.

Cast: Robert Wagner, Cheyenne Jackson, Tony Kushner, Michael Cunningham, Edward Albee, Paul Rudnick, Mart Crowley, Stephen Tropiano

Director: Crayton Robey

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: First Run

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Making the Boys is at once political and personal. It is a history lesson, a sociological study and a memoir. It is a tale told with warmth and humor. And it is irresistible. show more

  • The hopelessly dated 1968 play "The Boys in the Band" yields a surprisingly sprightly and multifaceted documentary, Making the Boys. show more

  • The most illuminating nuggets come from playwrights, authors and journalists, including Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, Larry Kramer, Michael Cunningham, Paul Rudnick, Dan Savageand the late Dominick Dunne, who helped get the movie version made. show more

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