Before Prop 8, Milk or Will & Grace, before the AIDS epidemic, gay pride parades or the Stonewall Rebellion, "The Boys in the Band" changed everything. On this, the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, 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: Mart Crowley, Laurence Luckinbill, Edward Albee, Paul Rudnick, Robert Wagner, William Freidkin, Michael Cunningham, Tony Kushner

 

director: Crayton Robey

producer: Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Crayton Robey

co-producer: Miguel Camnitzer