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The Boys in the Band: once banned in Australia, this pre-gay liberation story is now a fond, funny Netflix remake

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Abstract


  • The Boys in the Band, a remake of a 1970 film based on a 1968 play, has arrived on Netflix with little fanfare.

    The film tells the story of Michael, a Hermés scarf-loving, Manhattan-dwelling gay man who is hosting a birthday party for a friend. Intended as a small event for seven gay men, a straight former college buddy of Michael’s also arrives unexpectedly. The party, to put it mildly, does not go well.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • McKinnon, S. J. (2020). The Boys in the Band: once banned in Australia, this pre-gay liberation story is now a fond, funny Netflix remake. The Conversation, 5 October 1-5.

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  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1373&context=asshpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asshpapers/347

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 5 October

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The Boys in the Band, a remake of a 1970 film based on a 1968 play, has arrived on Netflix with little fanfare.

    The film tells the story of Michael, a Hermés scarf-loving, Manhattan-dwelling gay man who is hosting a birthday party for a friend. Intended as a small event for seven gay men, a straight former college buddy of Michael’s also arrives unexpectedly. The party, to put it mildly, does not go well.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • McKinnon, S. J. (2020). The Boys in the Band: once banned in Australia, this pre-gay liberation story is now a fond, funny Netflix remake. The Conversation, 5 October 1-5.

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1373&context=asshpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/asshpapers/347

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Volume


  • 5 October

Place Of Publication


  • Australia