Actors: Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein
Director: Paul Bogart
From Gay Essential
Released in 1988 and directed by Paul Bogart, gay films title Torch Song Trilogy is an adaptation of a popular Broadway performance about love and redemption for a gay man. The film went largely undistinguished, although it won the Audience Award at the 1989 Deauville Film Festival. Shot in Los Angeles, New York and New Jersey, the film features actors Harvey Fierstein, Anne Bancroft and Matthew Broderick. Read More Here
“Like ''La Cage aux Folles,'' ''Torch Song Trilogy'' presents a homosexual world that any mother, with the possible exception of Arnold Beckoff's, would love. Greatly shortened from Mr. Fierstein's long-running, Tony Award-winning play, the film version emphasizes the lovable at every turn, but the surprise is that it does this entertainingly and well.”
— Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“As written and performed by Harvey Fierstein as a long-running stage hit, it was seen as a sort of nostalgic visit to the problems that gays had in the years before the horror of AIDS. The movie has more or less the same focus, but because it's a movie, it becomes more intimate and intense.”
- Format: PAL, Import, DTS Surround Sound
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2
- Studio: Cinéart
- Run Time: 114 minutes
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