The Boys in the Band
The Boys in the Band is a 1970 American LGBT drama film directed by William Friedkin. The screenplay by Mart Crowley is based on his 1968 Off-Broadway play The Boys in the Band. It is among the first major American motion pictures to revolve around gay characters and is often cited as a milestone in the history of queer cinema, and is also thought to be the first mainstream American film to use the swear word "cunt".
The film is set in an Upper East Side apartment in Manhattan in 1968.
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||Gerald B. Greenberg|
|keywords||birthday party closet closeted homosexual college roommate drink fashion photographer game gather hustler interior design male prostitution manhattan one person out phone call recovering alcoholic roman catholic sexual encounter struggle upper east side|
|producer||Dominick Dunne Mart Crowley|
|productionCompany||Cinema Center Films|
|publisher||National General Pictures|
|theme||high school lgbt-related|