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Torch Song Trilogy Reviews

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November 11, 2017
Very awesome an sad movies , but depicts gay men in a positive an real lie way .
October 14, 2016
Interesting, funny, sad, and very entertaining movie with great performances. And how different to see a movie about gay people made in the 80s that wasn't about AIDS. Of course this one takes place in the 70s..
September 7, 2016
The premise was really good,the plot ws really good,but something was not satisfying for me. It raised some serious issues but at times I felt like the core of those issues was not very accurately targeted. That being said for the time this got released it was pretty bold and amazing.
September 6, 2016
Funny and moving. I loved it.
January 31, 2016
Although Harvey Fierstein gets on my nerves most of the time, and this movie took some getting used to.. Oddly enough, when Matthew Broderick showed up, I started liking it a lot more, and heck, I started liking Fierstein at the end. So putting in a cute guy resolves everything. Ha ha! Well, not really, but the movie sure wasn't clicking until he showed up!
Super Reviewer
September 18, 2015
A New York drag queen's relationships are disrupted by prejudice, violence, and AIDS.
A tour de force performance from Harvey Fierstein propels this remarkably written and acted film. Fierstein's talents as an actor are only matched by his intelligent, insightful, and inspiring screenplay. The conflicts must have felt so fresh and timely in 1988, but it's a compliment to Fierstein's writing that they feel just as important now.
Anne Bancroft's performance as Fierstein's character's mother is also very strong. She's not a horrible mother, just a flawed, human, 1980s mother, and her final scene with Fierstein is an acting master class.
Overall, Fierstein is a great talent, and it's a shame there isn't more of him to see.
Super Reviewer
August 31, 2015
A drag queen must deal with his fiery mother, tragic relationships and his adopted son. It's got some nice acting and a well written script but I was not sure if the casting was correct. Fierstein has a crazily husky voice though.
½ April 15, 2015
Equal parts bittersweet,melodramatic and a touching love story.
May 28, 2014
The forgotten gay film taken from the groundbreaking play. Dumped into a handful of theaters and used as proof that gay films don't make money. Well worth seeking out.
March 28, 2014
wow this movie is amazing and heart wrenching . it really is quite overwhelming how life has changed for the better for us poofs.
½ March 14, 2014
Absolutely loved this movie. Fierstein's writing and performance in it were just brilliant! The movie is extremely funny but does deal with tragedy head-on.
November 2, 2013
definately fave gay movie its just fabu!
October 27, 2013
fabulous movie made me cry
September 14, 2013
What most gay cinema hopes to be.
½ February 6, 2013
Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Broderick and gays trying to make it work in 1970s and 1980s New York. What's not to love? (Aside from how bad they were virtually EVERYONE).
½ September 27, 2012
This is a must see for all the young gay kids out there. It was a ground breaking broadway play back in the day.
May 29, 2012
Fantastic movie. Touched me... And very very relatable characters to me.
May 24, 2012
A wonderful, casually paced film about the pursuit of love, happiness, and acceptance with the charming Harvey Firestein breaking the third dimension to bring his audience into his world. Fine support from Anne Bancroft, Brian Kerwin, Eddie Castrodad, and the very likeable Matthew Broderick keep this engaging production on track. Funny, touching, and very humane.
½ May 11, 2012
I always thought my life would be a torch song trilogy,.
March 14, 2012
A movie that needs to be watched I think!
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