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Heaven's a Drag (1994)
"To Die For" (original title)

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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

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

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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love | ghost | aids | drag | cruising | See more »

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, and for language | See all certifications »
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2 December 1994 (USA)  »

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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 »

Quotes

Siobhan: I'm a complicated woman, you see. I think like a feminist, feel like a Catholic, but when I drink white wine I dream I'm a lesbian.
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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 »

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What Can You Do With A Drunken Sailor
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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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