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That time Harry Hamlin played a gay man in 1982 and it almost destroyed his career

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Harry Hamlin has opened up about starring in the groundbreaking gay romance Making Love, and how the film almost destroyed his career.Hamlin spoke to People as part of the 40th anniversary of the film, which debuted in 1982.

It followed a Los Angeles writer, Bart (Hamlin), who falls for a closeted man named Zack (Michael Ontkean), who is married to a powerful TV executive named Claire (Kate Jackson).The film hailed from romance master Arthur Hiller (Love Story), and gay writers Barry Sandler and A.

Scott Berg. Berg and Sandler partially based the script on their own relationship.Looking back, Hamlin recalls the painful reception to the movie and the dire effect it had on his career.“I was told by a lot of people, you can’t do that movie,” he said. “I think it had been offered to pretty much everybody in town and everyone had turned it down because they thought it might be damaging to their careers.”“I didn’t see it that way.

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