Making the Boys (2011)

Making the Boys
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords AIDS, gay, showbiz
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John Hadity Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Douglas Tirola Producer n/a 3 3000003
Charles Poekel Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Eric Daniel Metzgar Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Rosemary Rotondi Research Archival Researcher 458 12000001
Seth Hurlbert Editor n/a 172 7000001
Crayton Robey Producer n/a 3 3000002
Susan Bedusa Producer n/a 3 3000001
Robert Wagner Actor Himself 1 1000003
Tony Kushner Actor Himself 1 1000002
Paul Rudnick Actor Himself 1 1000004
Cheyenne Jackson Actor Himself 1 1000005
Crayton Robey Director n/a 2 2000001
Mart Crowley Actor Himself 1 1000006
Edward Albee Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Before Prop 8, Milk or Will & Grace, before the AIDS epidemic, gay pride parades or the Stonewall uprising, 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.