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Watch: Director William Friedkin Discusses Boys in the Band

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When director William Friedkin's Boys in the Band, an adaptation of Mart Crowley’s play about a group of witty gays who get drunk and turn on each other, was released 1970 no one suspected that the world of gay men would change so irrevocably since the Stonewall Riots took place the year before its release). The self-loathing holds a mirror up to that time, and can be deeply unflattering, but still, the message is that the closet is bad news.

The Blu-ray is available now. Watch the exclusive clip below:

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