Making The Boys

Documentary USA 2009

No one would ever have thought it possible. No one would ever have imagined a play where all the main characters are gay. The première, on April 24, 1968 on Broadway, was followed by one thousand and one repetitions and the young writer, Mart Crowley, who had previously only worked in television on the West Coast, was instantly famous. The Boys in the Band was the right play at the right moment. Two years later, when the homonymous film by William Friedkin was released, the play and its characters were already part of mainstream culture. Crayton Robey, the director of the documentary that reconstructs the saga of The Boys in the Band in the theatre and cinema, says: "Beside James Baldwin's novels and Langston Hughes' poetry, I owe my coming out to Mart Crowley. When I finally met him, he was happy to share with me his memories and his archive material, making it possible for me to complete my documentary". The Boys in the Band is one of the "25 Movies That Changed Our Lives".

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