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
In the park jogging scene set in 1977 Beverly is running in spandex and leggings. Leggings were not popularized and mainstreamed until Flash Dance created the trend in the early 1980s. See more
He opened his mouth, and Judy Garland's purse fell out.
Referenced in Another Gay Movie
Horse with No Name
Written by Dewey Bunnell
(as Lee Bunnell)
Published by WB Music Corp
Performed by America
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records See more