About Making the Boys

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Before the AIDS epidemic, gay pride parades, the Stonewall Rebellion or films like Milk, "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 today.

The film is being screened as a primer for the Pride Film Festival and is co-sponsored by GLBT Student Support Services at Indiana University.

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