Torch Song Trilogy
Directed by Paul Bogart, Starring Paul Bogart, Michael Warga, Robert Neary, Benji Schulman, Matthew Broderick, Eddie Castrodad, Kim Clark, Michael Bond, Harvey Fierstein, Axel Vera, Brian Kerwin, Geoffrey Harding, Lorry Goldman, Karen Young, Ken Page, Stephanie Penn, Phil Sky, Anne BancroftWritten by Paul Bogart, Michael Warga, Robert Neary, Benji Schulman, Matthew Broderick, Eddie Castrodad, Kim Clark, Michael Bond, Harvey Fierstein, Axel Vera, Brian Kerwin, Geoffrey Harding, Lorry Goldman, Karen Young, Ken Page, Stephanie Penn, Phil Sky, Anne Bancroft
Harvey Fierstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway hit was adapted for the screen by Fierstein himself. The playwright also repeats his stage role of female impersonator Arnold Beckoff, aka nightclub entertainer "Virginia Hamm." The three-part plotline, whittled down to accommodate the film's 117-minute running time, concerns Arnold's seriocomic efforts to find a lasting relationship. We first meet Arnold in 1971, when his heart is broken by his bisexual lover, Ed (Brian Kerwin). Next we find Arnold in 1973, enjoying short-lived happiness with his true love, Alan (Matthew Broderick). The final act takes place in 1980: Arnold, still grieving over Alan's sudden death and struggling to raise the young boy that the couple had adopted, has a long-anticipated showdown with his uncompromising mother, superbly played by Anne Bancroft. A witty film that is by turns touching and outrageous, Torch Song Trilogy works well despite its somewhat soft-pedaled approach to the material. Hal Erickson, Rovi
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- Format: DVD
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- Publisher: WARNER HOME VIDEO
- UPC: 794043494727
- Region: Region 1