Top 10 Films is delighted to be giving away The Boys In The Band on Blu-ray. Second Sight’s new UK Blu-ray includes features looking at the film, the play it was based on and its cultural impact and resonance in the years since it first caused controversy.
Remembered for its caustic wit and savage putdowns, William Friedkin’s groundbreaking film The Boys In The Band remains a seminal moment for queer cinema that divided the gay community at the time of its release in 1970.
The film was controversial when it first appeared in part because the original play by Mart Crowley had impacted members of the gay community in very different ways, some of whom were fiercely against its portrayal of gay men.
Adapting his own play, Crowley brought his acerbic speeches and cutting one liners to cinema audiences who, for many, were witnessing these memorable characters for the first time.
One of the director’s favourite films of his, The Boys In The Band has been described by Time Out as one possessing a “truthfulness … not as a coming-out drama but as a keyhole into the lives of already-confident outsiders”.
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The Boys In The Band is out now on UK Blu-ray.