Reviewing a remake is walking a tight wire. Some readers will be fans of the original for whom nothing can ever equal it. I enjoyed Tom Hanks in 2004’s Ladykillers, for example, but there’s nothing to compare with Alec Guinness in the 1955 original. Others will be fans of the remake who have never seen the original. And then there are the two movies, each with its own merits, each deserving of fair consideration.
Mart Crowley wrote Boys in the Band as a play, and it premiered off Broadway in 1968. It was notable for its frank depiction of gay life; because of the subject matter, Crowley had difficult finding an agent, a theater, and actors willing to play gay characters... >> Read more >>