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Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Boys in the Band

Stolid rendering of the stage play which although trying to offer a market research cross-section of New York homosexual sterotypes, packs in some good lines of bitchy venom and interplay along the way. Alas it becomes stagebound and cinematically stodgey within the first half hour and falls away into lumpen rants of self hate. Nevertheless, a milestone and now something of a camp curio - "Hail Mary - Don't Ask".