Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him. From Arnold's hilarious steps toward domestic bliss with a reluctant school teacher, to his first truly promising love affair with a young fashion model, Arnold's greatest challenge remains his complicated relationship with his mother. But armed with a keenly developed sense of humor and oftentimes piercing wit, Arnold continues to test the commonly accepted terms of endearment--and endurance--in a universally affecting story that confirms that happiness is well worth carrying a torch for. Written by
It takes a lot of guts and a helluva sense of humor to live life in Arnold's shoes.
Did You Know?
In the movie, when Alan first wakes up in Arnold's house and sees the kitchen, he notices some inanimate rabbits as decoration. In a 1983 interview in Harvey Fierstein
's Torch Song Trilogy dressing room, he points out his own rabbit collection he's accumulated because people kept giving him rabbit themed gifts. This is one of the many nods in the movie to Harvey's own life and his similarity to Arnold. See more
Arnold hires a car service to take him and Ma to the cemetery, and the car is seen waiting for them. But when Ma storms off and leaves in the car, it's not the same driver that brought them to the cemetery. See more
[to Arnold, who has shut himself off from any intimate contact after the death of his lover
Alan died, honey - not you.
References The Birth of a Nation