Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him. From Arnold's hilarious steps toward domestic bliss with a reluctant school teacher, to his first truly promising love affair with a young fashion model, Arnold's greatest challenge remains his complicated relationship with his mother. But armed with a keenly developed sense of humor and oftentimes piercing wit, Arnold continues to test the commonly accepted terms of endearment--and endurance--in a universally affecting story that confirms that happiness is well worth carrying a torch for.
It takes a lot of guts and a helluva sense of humor to live life in Arnold's shoes.
Did You Know?
While the 1982 Broadway production is usually cited as the first time the three individual plays that make up "Torch Song Trilogy" were performed together, this is not quite accurate. The first production of TST opened eight months earlier, Oct. 16, 1981, at an off-Broadway theater space, the Richard Allen Center, at 36 West 62nd St. in New York City, a block from Lincoln Center. It was in this production that Matthew Broderick
originated the role of David in the full play. In a glowing review, the New York Times theater critic. Mel Gussow, declared the event "one to be experienced and savored." See more
Arnold hires a car service to take him and Ma to the cemetery, and the car is seen waiting for them. But when Ma storms off and leaves in the car, it's not the same driver that brought them to the cemetery. See more
You want meaningful conversation? Do what I do, talk to yourself. It's the only way.
Love for Sale
Written by Cole Porter See more