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 ...
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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 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
Since the play had a small budget, and the theater it was staged in did not have high ceilings, blown up photographs were used to approximate the effect of a Manhattan duplex (two story) apartment. The set designer clipped some magazine photographs which he liked, had them enlarged, and collaged together. Unbeknownst to him, one of the photographs was from the Manhattan apartment of Barbara Walters. Someone Walters knew saw the play the opening night, and let her know that pictures of her apartment might have been used. She bought tickets and attended the play early in it's run, and told the production team that the pictures were indeed of her apartment, and she was quite amused. See more »
It is interesting to not that The Boys In The Band , essentially the first play 100% about " out " gay male men in the New York theater written from an " inside " perspective , rather got split on the barre of history .
When it opened , as said above , it was considered radical - Then , by the time the movie came out , Stonewall had happened , and some gays considered it to " self-loathing " , refelecting as it did the pre-Stonewall world .
What was this " Bette Davis Show " , a TV pilot ( I assume ) that we see clips of , that Mart did a - credied - rewrite on ? It is not listed , either her nor under Bette .
Presumably it was never shown publicaly/officially ?
The veracity of " Judy's funeral inspired the Stonewall fightback " has been argued back & forth...
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