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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

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 ...
Quilt Documentary Narrator (voice)
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Mrs. Pignon
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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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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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Heaven's a Drag  »

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Trivia

Film debut for Gordon Alexander (as Gordon Milne), who portrays Drop Dead Gorgeous. See more »

Quotes

Mark: You don't love me. You never really did. I might as well be dead for all you care.
Simon: Mark, you ARE dead.
Mark: Trust you to nitpick!
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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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So Macho
performed by Sinitta (as Sinitta)
words and music by George Hargreaves
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Not Worth Your Time
25 October 2004 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

The box for "To Die For" suckered me in -- a shirtless hunky guy and the promise of some laughs and sex. There was plenty of Thomas Arklie (Simon), who's easy on the eyes, but no laughs and little sexiness.

The couple, Mark and Simon, have allegedly been together several years, but neither character is interesting enough to care about, so it's hard to imagine that they care about each other. The fault seems to lie in the script, not the performances; both actors do the best they can with what they're given.

The ending is sappy and unaffecting (well, not totally unaffecting; I felt relief that it was over).

If you're looking for a movie about gay relationships and AIDS that's funny, "Parting Glances" is far better.


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