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Heaven's a Drag (1994)

To Die For (original title)
A twenty-something drag queen dies of AIDS, but when his adoring ghost returns to the side of his surviving lover, he finds his lover doesn't exactly miss him.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Williams ...
Thomas Arklie ...
Drop Dead Gorgeous (as Gordon Milne)
Dillie Keane ...
Nicholas Harrison ...
Siobhan's First Lover
Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice)
Sinitta ...
Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice)
Mrs. Pignon
Paul Cottingham ...
1st Poxy Shirt Lifter
Lloyd T. Williams ...
Bodybuilder (as Lloyd Williams)
Robert Sturtz ...
Benjamin Sterz ...
Man in Gym
Brian Carter ...
Leather Man


Simon and Mark live together in London. When Mark dies of AIDS, Simon gets on with his life rather quickly - too quickly to suit Mark, whose ghost reappears to disrupt Simon's cruising, moving back into their flat to prompt Simon to experience and express feelings. Simon is adamant that feelings, especially love, are not for him. Subplots develop as Mark and Simon observe their neighbor Siobhan's love life and as Simon spends his days as a satellite-TV installer partnered with Dogger, a homophobe ignorant that Simon is gay. Is there any key that can unlock Simon's feelings and allow Mark to rest in peace? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Hit British Gay Comedy About Cruising... In The Afterlife!


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, and for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

2 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heaven's a Drag  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Netflix has it in their list of films as "To Die For", but when you watch the film it has the new title "Heaven's A Drag". See more »


Terry: Hello? Hello, uh, could you... would you listen to me, please? My name is Terry Howlett and I'm a chair.
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Crazy Credits

The film was retitled "Heaven's A Drag." A black box with white letters covers the original title "To Die For." Though this new title was possibly given for the video release, "To Die For" is used in the end credits. See more »


performed by Echobelly
words and music by Sonya Madan and Glenn Johansson
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Deeply moving and funny, if bizarre. Terrific performances.
7 February 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I've always been fascinated by films dealing with the afterlife, ranging from "A Matter of life and Death" to "City of Angels". Like those, romance has a central part to play here. Mark is a hopeless romantic, HIV positive & is obsessed with death and remembrance. He is indulgent of his partner, Simon's, desire to sleep with other men. Simon has a troubled background and has locked away his emotions. However when Mark dies, failing to reach heaven, he haunts Simon in a possessive manner. This leads to comical and embarrassing situations. More humour is provided by their drunken neighbour and her inept, politically correct, fiancée. It also forces both lovers to re-evaluate their relationship, with highly emotional scenes. (So avoid if you're not into sentiment.) I loved the ending, which made me cry. Both actors are fantastic. Fans of these themes will not be disappointed.

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