Torch Song Trilogy
- Harvey Fierstein

Overview - The funny and poignant story of an aging drag queen's hilarious attempts to find domestic bliss with everyone from a school teacher to a tolerant young male model. The greatest challenge for Arnold in this adaptation of Harvey Fierstein's Broadway play is his complicated relationship with his mother.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The funny and poignant story of an aging drag queen's hilarious attempts to find domestic bliss with everyone from a school teacher to a tolerant young male model. The greatest challenge for Arnold in this adaptation of Harvey Fierstein's Broadway play is his complicated relationship with his mother.

Cast List

Paul Bogart - American TV/Film Director
Howard Gottfried - Producer/Executive
Michael Warga
Robert Neary
Benji Schulman
Harvey Fierstein - Playwright/Actor/Screenwriter
Matthew Broderick - American Actor, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)
Eddie Castrodad - Actor
Kim Clark
Michael Bond - Actor, TORCH SONG TRILOGY (1988)
Scott Salmon
Axel Vera
Brian Kerwin - Star, DEBATING ROBERT LEE (2004)
Geoffrey Harding
Lorry Goldman - Actor/"10"
Nicholas C. Smith - Editor
Colleen Altwood
Mikael Salomon - Director of Photography, BACKDRAFT (1991)
Peter Matz
Richard Hoover - Production designer
Karen Young - Star, FACTOTUM (2006)
Ken Page - Actor/Voice-Overs
Stephanie Penn
Phil Sky
Anne Bancroft - American actress, THE GRADUATE
Anna Maria Louise Italiano - American actress, THE GRADUATE
Anne Marno - American actress, THE GRADUATE

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 794043494727
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2004

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Gay/Lesbian
Stage Play
Racy
Recommended
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Synopsis:
This film adaptation of Harvey Fierstein's Tony award-winning 1982 play follows ten years (1971-81) in the life of middle-aged homosexual Arnold Beckoff. The film opens as Arnold encounters Ed in a gay bar. Although Ed bluntly and immediately announces his bisexuality, Arnold can't help but feel betrayed when he later catches Ed with a woman. Arnold then falls hopelessly in love with a young, handsome ex-hustler named Alan. The two start a relationship strong enough to survive Alan's infidelity. But tragedy intervenes, destroying the couple's hope for happiness and leaving Arnold in despair. In the film's final segment, Arnold has become an adoptive father, a role that requires many adjustments in his life. In addition, he wants desperately to repair his relationship with his overbearing mother -- a task easier said than done.

Notes:
Color by Metrocolor. Additional cast: Axel Vera (Marina Del Rey). Additional credits: Scott Salmon (choreography). Harvey Fierstein won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Arnold Beckoff. Matthew Broderick appeared in the stage version, in the role of the adoptive son.

Reviews:
"...[Fierstein] emerges as an enjoyably wise-cracking figure....Lively and amusing detail..." New York Times

 
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