elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Barry Sandler (born February 23, 1947)

Barry Sandler (born February 23, 1947, Buffalo, New York) is an American screenwriter and film producer. His career has spanned several decades, with the 1980s being his most prolific. The openly gay Sandler is perhaps best known for writing the 1982 film Making Love, the first mainstream Hollywood film to deal seriously with issues of homosexuality and coming out. Sandler discussed Making Love in the 1995 documentary film The Celluloid Closet.

In addition to his successful writing career, Sandler also teaches screenwriting at the University of Central Florida and serves as one Artistic Director to Outfest, a gay and lesbian film festival in Los Angeles.

He is the recipient of the GLAAD Media Award and the Outfest 2002 Gay Pioneer Award for Courage and Artistry, and was named by The Advocate as one of the most influential gay artists in America.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Sandler

Further Readings:

Making Love (1982)
Actors: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller, Arthur Hill
Directors: Arthur Hiller
Writers: Barry Sandler, A. Scott Berg
Producers: Alan J. Adler, Barry Sandler, Daniel Melnick, Dorothy Wilde
Studio: 20th Century Fox
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2006
Run Time: 113 minutes
Amazon: Making Love (1982)

What would you do if your husband fell in love - with another man? "Making Love" is about Zack (Michael Ontkean) and Claire (Kate Jackson) - two attractive, successful and playful affectionate partners who share the perfect marriage. He's a medic. She's a TV exec. And they're about to buy an absolutely gorgeous Beverly Hills home. Enter Bart (Harry Hamlin). He's a gay writer whose striking good looks pepper his social life with enough one-night stands so that he easily avoids commitment. When they first meet, Zack is merely curious. Gradually, he decides to take the plunge. Less about homosexuality than self-discovery, "Making Love" tackles the fundamentals of life - pain, loss, recovery - with astonishing sincerity and candor. Some critical scenes - such as when Zack tells Claire what's really happening to their marriage - are handled with a sensitivity rarely found in American movies. Highlighted by touching performances, "Making Love" really probes the depths of passion - in all of us.

More LGBT History at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Persistent Voices

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