When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin. Despite their many differences, they form a loving long-term relationship. In 1977, during Anita Bryant's crusade, an anti-gay book Alan wrote years before gets published without his consent. The book destroys Tommy's credibility as a well-known activist, resulting in Tommy and Alan's break-up. Seven years later, Alan is given a second chance, a reunion with Tommy and the opportunity to set things right. Written by
The things we do for love and things we should have done, all come together on The Trip.
Did You Know?
The script was originally written as a short about an urban legend of two guys in Mexico trying to get across the border. Miles Swain
went back and wrote out their backstory in script format to figure out who these characters were, and ended up with an entire screenplay. See more
When Alan's parents arrive, the peephole under the 5 on his front door disappears and reappears between shots. See more
What do you want?
I want to say I'm sorry.
Absolution granted, go with God. We're done.
Referenced in 2005 Glitter Awards
Behind Closed Doors
Written by Kenny O'Dell
Published by Warner House of Music
Performed by Charlie Rich
Courtesy of Epic Records/Sony Music See more