History Theatre / TheBoysInTheBand

26th Apr '17 10:00:07 PM Golondrina
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''The Boys in the Band'' is an off-Broadway play written by Mart Crowley which premiered in 1968. It was faithfully adapted into a film (starring the original stage cast) by Creator/WilliamFriedkin in 1970. When it first opened, it was notable for the being first mainstream play (and film) to treat homosexuality in a direct and realistic way rather than cloaking it in subtext or portraying the characters as freaks. Furthermore, to quote Vito Russo, "[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped The internalized guilt of eight gay men at a Manhattan birthday party formed the best and most potent argument for gay liberation ever offered in a popular art form.]]"

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''The Boys in the Band'' is an off-Broadway play written by Mart Crowley which premiered in 1968. It was faithfully adapted into a film (starring the original stage cast) by Creator/WilliamFriedkin in 1970. When it first opened, it was notable for the being first mainstream play (and film) to treat homosexuality gay people in a direct and realistic way rather than cloaking it in subtext or portraying the characters as freaks. Furthermore, to quote Vito Russo, "[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped The internalized guilt of eight gay men at a Manhattan birthday party formed the best and most potent argument for gay liberation ever offered in a popular art form.]]"



* TheSixties



* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Alan's unconvincing attempt to tell Michael that he has nothing against homosexuality.

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* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: Alan's unconvincing attempt to tell Michael that he has nothing against homosexuality.being gay.



* TheSixties
* SocietyMarchesOn: An interesting example. The ''play'' first ran in 1968. The Stonewall Riots occurred in 1969, changing the views of homosexuality from a disease to a sexual orientation. The ''film'' appeared in 1970, and even in 1970 it was a window into the psychiatric self-loathing of gays pre-Stonewall that at the time was TooSoon to examine. A few decades later, despite the datedness of some of the psychiatric attitudes, almost all of the actual personalities and dialog still ring true in the 21st Century.

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* TheSixties
* SocietyMarchesOn: An interesting example. The ''play'' first ran in 1968. The Stonewall Riots occurred in 1969, changing the views of homosexuality being gay from a disease to a sexual orientation. The ''film'' appeared in 1970, and even in 1970 it was a window into the psychiatric self-loathing of gays pre-Stonewall that at the time was TooSoon to examine. A few decades later, despite the datedness of some of the psychiatric attitudes, almost all of the actual personalities and dialog still ring true in the 21st Century.
4th Mar '17 5:49:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* RecycledInSpace. ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' [-WITH GAYS!-]

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* RecycledInSpace. ''WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'' [-WITH GAYS!-]
12th Feb '17 8:40:11 PM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Michael''': What's so fucking funny?
-->'''Harold''': Life. Life's a goddamn laugh riot.

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-->'''Michael''': ->'''Michael''': What's so fucking funny?
-->'''Harold''': ->'''Harold''': Life. Life's a goddamn laugh riot.
12th Feb '17 8:39:39 PM Mdumas43073
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As it turned out, it was gay liberation itself that made ''The Boys In The Band'' go from being groundbreaking and revolutionary to a being a nasty relic of the Bad Old Days™ in the near instant, thanks to its bad timing. While the play was released in 1968, the Stonewall Riots occured in 1969 - and the film had the bad sense to be released in 1970 during the height of gay liberation. For years, it was often [[{{Demonization}} demonized]] as being not only dated, but flagrantly offensive. Over time, however, it's been [[VindicatedByHistory re-vindicated by history]], with more and more people recognizing it as a classic, eventually leading to a [[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E4DB1639F93AA35755C0A960958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all stage revival in 1996]] and a long overdue DVD release in 2008.

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As it turned out, it was gay liberation itself that made ''The Boys In The in the Band'' go from being groundbreaking and revolutionary to a being a nasty relic of the Bad Old Days™ in the near instant, thanks to its bad timing. While the play was released in 1968, the Stonewall Riots occured in 1969 - -- and the film had the bad sense to be released in 1970 during the height of gay liberation. For years, it was often [[{{Demonization}} demonized]] as being not only dated, but flagrantly offensive. Over time, however, it's been [[VindicatedByHistory re-vindicated by history]], with more and more people recognizing it as a classic, eventually leading to a [[http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E4DB1639F93AA35755C0A960958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all stage revival in 1996]] and a long overdue DVD release in 2008.
12th Feb '17 8:38:55 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:320: ''I don't understand any of it, I never did.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:320: ''I [[caption-width-right:300: ''"I don't understand any of it, I never did.'']]"'']]
6th Feb '17 11:39:23 AM AnotherGuy
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* TheUnreveal: The inscription on Mike's gift to Harold is never revealed. Harold only says, in a choked-up voice, "It's personal."
18th Oct '16 7:56:01 AM AnotherGuy
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* ThreeWaySex: Hank and Larry experimented with it. Neither likes it.
27th Sep '16 7:56:18 AM AnotherGuy
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** However, when Bernard is on the phone with his crush's mother, he tells her, "It's Bernard. Francine's boy." Emory injects, "''Son'', not ''boy''."
16th Sep '16 11:23:43 PM AnotherGuy
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Michael''s "icks" attack at the end.
16th Sep '16 7:18:34 PM AnotherGuy
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--->'''Emory:''' You may as well be Everybody thinks you are anyway.

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--->'''Emory:''' You may as well be be. Everybody thinks you are anyway.
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