Thirty years ago today, Making Love was released. It got a ho-hum critical reception and, after a boffo opening week, did lackluster b.o. But it was an important film, and one that many gay people still remember fondly. Especially the fondly bits between Michael Ontkean and Harry Hamlin.
For fun, here's a lengthy piece on the film from the March 1982 issue of After Dark. One of the most interesting passages:
"Kate Jackson, the quality of whose performance is likely to be compared with that of Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People or Meryl Streep in Kramer vs. Kramer (a role that had been originaly offered to her), is a revelation."
If only things had worked out that way. Full article after the jump...