Episode 129 The Boys in the Band
Hot stuff coming through! While it may be difficult to stomach and wildly problematic, The Boys in the Band (1970) remains a seminal landmark of queer cinema. William Friedkin’s adaptation of Mart Crowley’s play paints a sympathetic portrait of a group of gay men struggling to manage the hate they must endure, both from society and from themselves, in the pre-Stonewall era. It’s the final episode of Guest Fest 2019 and queer culture maven Matt Baume joins us to compare this movie with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, whip up a couple of blue whale cocktails, and discover our uniquely suited temperaments this week on Ex Rated Movies!
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