Making Love—the 1982 drama that swung open Hollywood's closet doors to reveal Michael Ontkean and Harry Hamlin engaged in all manner of Kate Jackson-cuckolding sex acts inside—was a groundbreaking moment in both mainstream and gay cinema history, albeit one the public wasn't ready to see. (At least one of its leads still blames it for derailing their once-promising movie career.) Perhaps a slight tonal shift was all that was required to endear it to audiences, accompanied by the comforting, period-sitcom sounds of a laugh track and xylophone-heavy score. It's an adjustment we are no longer required to imagine, thanks to the magic of the YouTubes and editing wizards with far too much time on their hands.
- Making Love - the Sitcom! [YouTube]