Making the Boys
Making the Boys (2010)

MAKING THE BOYS tells the story of Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play "The Boys in the Band" - from overnight sensation on Broadway, to Hollywood's first gay movie, to cultural landmark and worldwide phenomenon - all the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 5, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2011
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

Crayton Robey's documentary is a time capsule of the burgeoning gay rights era. It has poignant moments that sneak up on you. And sometimes, well, it's just trashy fun.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Clayton Robey's documentary starts off wobbly before becoming a bracing cocktail of cultural, creative and personal histories.

Brian Juergens

An entertaining and compelling reason to either reconsider the polarizing work or to experience it for the first time with due regard for its original context.

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Charles McNulty
Los Angeles Times

Almost simultaneously a groundbreaking landmark and a period piece.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Making the Boys is fascinating recent history and a fascinating personal story as well.

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Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

A fine new documentary about the evolution of the controversial play and subsequent movie.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

Sometimes, it errs on the side of inclusiveness, with banal commentary from gay reality-TV shows. Taking the broad view mostly works, however.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The hopelessly dated 1968 play "The Boys in the Band" yields a surprisingly sprightly and multifaceted documentary, "Making the Boys."

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Chris Barsanti

For all the attention paid to the issues surrounding Boys, however, but for a handful of too-short clips, there's surprisingly little detail about the specifics of the film or play

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Walter M.
As far as any impact that the play "The Boys in the Band" had, it was in showing gay men not as sidekicks but as taking leads in their own lives which… More
Jeff Talbott
Interesting film about the creation of the play THE BOYS IN THE BAND and its writer Mart Crowley. Though in the end the documentary casts its net more than a… More