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?
The address Arnold tells Alan is really the address of the La Mama theater, where Torch Song Trilogy was originally produced in its individual segments. 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
[about his parents
It kills me to know that they look at me and all they can think is, "Where did we go wrong?"
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Body and Soul
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
, Robert Sour
and Frank Eyton
Performed by the Charlie Haden
Also Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra See more