'Brokeback Mountain' has received international acclaim as a breakthrough for gay cinema, but it isn't the first movie about unfulfilled gay love to reach mainstream audiences. Although it reached wide distribution MAKING LOVE (1982) was ahead of its time and failed to get the credit it was due. With the success of 'Brokeback Mountain' Fox has just issued a new DVD release of 'Making Love' and it's well worth a look.
Starring Harry Hamlin and Michael Ontkean , 'Making Love' is the story of a married Los Angeles doctor who meets and falls in love with an outgoing young novelist. It was the first time two men locked lips in a major studio feature film. At the time it was shocking and the publicity surrounding the kiss kept many people away.
'Making Love' is admirably acted, though a bit dated. Nevertheless, if you've seen "Brokeback Mountain" you need to see "Making Love" if no other reason than its historical significance - although a young Hamlin and Ontkean certainly have some nice scenes in bed together.
Thanks to 365Gay.