One can talk about the “risk” the stars of Brokeback Mountain took in accepting their roles, but for rising star Harry Hamlin in 1982, playing an out gay man in Making Love—and having a full-on love scene with Michael Ontkean—was truly risky. Now that this gay classic is on DVD, we had a chat with the still-smoldering Hamlin.
After rural gay activist Nathan Christoffersen’s sudden death, a fundamentalist funeral erased his sexuality. But his passing is having an unexpected effect: bridging the gap between gay and antigay—beginning with Nathan’s own father. Part 1 of a two-part special report on religion and homophobia
Peter Guber knows the movie business like no one else. In the 1980s he produced smash hits like Flashdance and Batman. In the early 1990s he ran Sony’s Columbia Pictures, overseeing A Few Good Men and Philadelphia. Still a producer, Guber also now hosts the Hollywood talk show Sunday Morning Shootout on AMC along with Variety editor Peter Bart. So what does Guber think of the Brokeback Mountain phenom? Is it repeatable? If so, what’s next?