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Making the Boys (2011)

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90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film 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...See moreOn the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film 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. Written by Miguel Camnitzer See less
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Cinematographers
Eric Daniel Metzgar (cinematography by) (as Eric Metzgar) | Charles Poekel (cinematography by)
Editors
Robert Greene (edited by) | Seth Hurlbert (edited by)
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Opening weekend
$7,513
Gross (US & Canada)
$33,443
Gross (World)
$33,443
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Release date
Mar 11, 2011 (United States)

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Edward Albee
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David Ehrenstein
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6.2 / 10 | 468 votes