A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.

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1983   1982   1981  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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 Sidney Shore (44 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Laurie Morgan (44 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Patti Morgan (44 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Jason Stoller (29 episodes, 1981-1983)
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 Judge Mort Harris (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
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A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.

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28 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Alla älskar Sidney  »

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1.33 : 1
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Even though Sidney was openly gay in the television movie that the show was based on, the producers toned down that aspect of his personality when the show premiered due to the fact that they were afraid that they would not get any sponsors for a show featuring an openly gay character. See more »

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Follows Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend (1981) See more »

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Friends Forever
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Performed by Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz and Kaleena Kiff
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Quietly Groundbreaking
18 May 2004 | by (Alta Loma, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the earlier comments about this film is a rant about how it marred the life of a young gay. It wasn't intended to. In the day in which this show was made, you couldn't be as open about being queer as you can now and the producers were always trying to find a way to place Sidney's humanity ahead of his sexuality so that viewer's would see him first as a person and second as a gay person.

His loneliness was not the result of his being gay, it was the result of his not having made lasting relationships. Remember, Sidney wasn't all gay men, he was just A gay man. He was living outside of the stereotype the way we all do.

It wasn't a great show, but it surely was a well-intentioned one and it was very well acted by the two leads.

It's hard to appreciate now, but Tony Randall was taking a huge chance when he took this role. Playing gay used to cost actors work in other projects and if you look closely at Randall's resume, you will see that his career did take a few hits from having taken on this role.

Kudos to Randall and Swurtz and the producers and writers who were trying to tell a story about some humans and the ways that humans create connections and family. Big kudos to all of them for having the guts to make one of those characters a gay man.


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