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.
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You can't expect me to sit around all the time waiting for you to call.
Oh, I never asked you to. I told you to go out, have a good time, meet other people.
I can't. I'm not built that way.
Well, I'm just not ready to make that kind of commitment.
I'm not asking you to. But if I have to accept you going out, then you have to accept that I'm not.
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Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Marilyn Scott See more