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  • Making the Boys (2011)
  • Not Rated
    90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
Making the Boys (2011)
Not Rated
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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Director
Composers
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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Release date
Mar 11, 2011 (United States)

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88 cast members
Name Known for
Edward Albee
Self - Playwright, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Self - Playwright, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?   See fewer
Joe Allen
Self - Investor, The Boys in the Band Self - Investor, The Boys in the Band   See fewer
Matt Baney
Self - Dir. of HIV Services, St. Vincent's Hospital Self - Dir. of HIV Services, St. Vincent's Hospital   See fewer
David Carter
Self - Historian Self - Historian   See fewer
Candis Cayne
Self - Actor, Dirty, Sexy, Money Self - Actor, Dirty, Sexy, Money   See fewer
Andy Cohen
Self - Bravo Self - Bravo   See fewer
Mart Crowley
Self - Playwright, The Boys in the Band Self - Playwright, The Boys in the Band   See fewer
Michael Cunningham
Self - Author, The Hours Self - Author, The Hours   See fewer
David Ehrenstein
Self - Author, Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-2000 Self - Author, Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-2000   See fewer
William Friedkin
Self - Academy Award Winning Director Self - Academy Award Winning Director   See fewer
Peter Harvey
Self - Set Designer, The Boys in the Band Self - Set Designer, The Boys in the Band   See fewer
Aaron Hicklin
Self - Editor-in-Chief, Out Magazine Self - Editor-in-Chief, Out Magazine   See fewer
Jerry Hoose
Self - Founder, Gay Liberation Front Self - Founder, Gay Liberation Front   See fewer
Cheyenne Jackson
Self - Actor Self - Actor   See fewer
Page Johnson
Self - Understudy for Emory Self - Understudy for Emory   See fewer
Charles Kaiser
Self - Author, Gay Metropolis Self - Author, Gay Metropolis   See fewer
Curtis Kelly
Self - Owner, The Stonewall Inn Self - Owner, The Stonewall Inn   See fewer
Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Self - Author & Former Drag Queen Self - Author & Former Drag Queen   See fewer
Ed Koch
Self - Mayor of New York City, 1978-1989 Self - Mayor of New York City, 1978-1989   See fewer
Norman Korpi
Self - The Real World (as Norm Korpi) Self - The Real World (as Norm Korpi)   See fewer
Larry Kramer
Self - Author & Activist Self - Author & Activist   See fewer
Carson Kressley
Self - Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Self - Queer Eye for the Straight Guy   See fewer
Tony Kushner
Self - Playwright, Angels in America Self - Playwright, Angels in America   See fewer
Charles Leslie
Self - The Leslie / Lohman Gay Art Foundation Self - The Leslie / Lohman Gay Art Foundation   See fewer
Laurence Luckinbill
Self - Actor, The Boys in the Band / Hank Self - Actor, The Boys in the Band / Hank   See fewer
Terrence McNally
Self - Playwright, Love! Valour! Compassion! Self - Playwright, Love! Valour! Compassion!   See fewer
Michael Musto
Self - Writer, Village Voice Self - Writer, Village Voice   See fewer
Patrick Pacheco
Self - Editor, After Dark Magazine Self - Editor, After Dark Magazine   See fewer
Gilbert Parker
Self - Theater Agent Self - Theater Agent   See fewer
George Rondo
Self - Robert Moore's Partner Self - Robert Moore's Partner   See fewer
David Rothenberg
Self - Publicist, The Boys in the Band Self - Publicist, The Boys in the Band   See fewer
Paul Rudnick
Self - Screenwriter, In & Out Self - Screenwriter, In & Out   See fewer
Dan Savage
Self - Writer, The Kid Self - Writer, The Kid   See fewer
Marc Shaiman
Self - Composer Self - Composer   See fewer
Christian Siriano
Self - Designer, Project Runway Self - Designer, Project Runway   See fewer
Andrew Tobias
Self - Author, The Best Little Boy in the World Self - Author, The Best Little Boy in the World   See fewer
Tree
Self - Bartender, The Stonewall Inn Self - Bartender, The Stonewall Inn   See fewer
Stephen Tropiano
Self - Historian Self - Historian   See fewer
Robert Wagner
Self / Jonathan Hart Self / Jonathan Hart   See fewer
Peter White
Self - Actor, The Boys in the Band / Alan McCarthy Self - Actor, The Boys in the Band / Alan McCarthy   See fewer
Scott Wittman
Self - Lyricist / Writer Self - Lyricist / Writer   See fewer
Robert Woodworth
Self - The LGBT Community Center, New York City Self - The LGBT Community Center, New York City   See fewer
Julie Andrews
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Lauren Bacall
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Audrey Christie
Mrs. Loomis (archive footage) Mrs. Loomis (archive footage)   See fewer
Frederick Combs
Donald (archive footage) Donald (archive footage)   See fewer
Ellen Beatriz Griffin Dunne
Self (archive footage) (as Lenny Dunne) Self (archive footage) (as Lenny Dunne)   See fewer
Jane Fonda
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Leonard Frey
Self / Harold (archive footage) Self / Harold (archive footage)   See fewer
Judy Garland
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Rock Hudson
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Robert La Tourneaux
Cowboy Tex / Self - Actor, The Boys in the Band (archive footage) Cowboy Tex / Self - Actor, The Boys in the Band (archive footage)   See fewer
Paul Lynde
Uncle Arthur (archive footage) Uncle Arthur (archive footage)   See fewer
Eric Marcus
Self - Author, Making Gay History Self - Author, Making Gay History   See fewer
Eric McCormack
Will Truman (archive footage) Will Truman (archive footage)   See fewer
Roddy McDowall
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Sal Mineo
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Elizabeth Montgomery
Samantha Stephens (archive footage) Samantha Stephens (archive footage)   See fewer
Kenneth Nelson
Michael (archive footage) Michael (archive footage)   See fewer
Mike Nichols
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Anthony Perkins
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Suzanne Pleshette
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Stefanie Powers
Jennifer Hart (archive footage) Jennifer Hart (archive footage)   See fewer
Keith Prentice
Larry (archive footage) Larry (archive footage)   See fewer
Dan Rather
Self - CBS News Anchor (archive footage) Self - CBS News Anchor (archive footage)   See fewer
Ronald Reagan
Self - Host, General Electric Theater (archive footage) Self - Host, General Electric Theater (archive footage)   See fewer
Max Robinson
Self - ABC News Anchor (archive footage) Self - ABC News Anchor (archive footage)   See fewer
Al Roker
Al Roker (archive footage) Al Roker (archive footage)   See fewer
Lionel Stander
Max (archive footage) Max (archive footage)   See fewer
Mike Wallace
Self - Narrator (archive footage) Self - Narrator (archive footage)   See fewer
Tuesday Weld
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Mary Wickes
Viola (archive footage) Viola (archive footage)   See fewer
Darryl F. Zanuck
Self - Legendary Hollywood Producer (archive footage) Self - Legendary Hollywood Producer (archive footage)   See fewer
Lucie Arnaz
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Lydia Clarke
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
William Claxton
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Pat Crowley
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Bette Davis
Liz (uncredited) Liz (uncredited)   See fewer
Cliff Gorman
Emory (archive footage) (uncredited) Emory (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Anne Hathaway
Self - Out 100 Party Attendee (uncredited) Self - Out 100 Party Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
Sean Hayes
Jack McFarland (archive footage) (uncredited) Jack McFarland (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Charlton Heston
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Iman
Self - Out 100 Party Attendee (uncredited) Self - Out 100 Party Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
Elaine Kaufman
Pedestrian (archive footage) (uncredited) Pedestrian (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Peggy Lipton
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
John Cameron Mitchell
Self - Out 100 Party Attendee (uncredited) Self - Out 100 Party Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
Peggy Moffitt
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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