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for being so brave to put a movie like this out way back then. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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This movie came out on cable when I was in the tenth grade (around 1984). I cut out and ran home to watch it during the day when my family members wouldn't be home. When Michael Ontkeon and Harry Hamlin kissed, I just about lost it. Seeing two of the most beautiful men I had ever seen rolling around in bed made detention for cutting school worthwhile. I thank the producers and actors for being so brave to put a movie like this out way back then. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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Ben, thank you so much for sharing your experience. It is comments like yours that keep me blogging. Look for more Vintage Beacon early next week.

Ben Clark

I remember when this movie came out during the late 1970's. I was a freshman in high school then and did not have any gay films or stories to give me a point of reference. I felt very alone. I was not able to see the movie then because it never came to my hometown of Jackson, Wyoming. If it had I would have been terrified to see it because of what people might think about me going to it.

When I saw the previews on t.v. I felt a deep and powerful longing to be with another man. I wished that I could just get out of my rural community and be with other guys like me. I am very grateful to the filmmakers of Making Love that hey had the courage and the foresight to make such a groundbreaking film.

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