A look at the dreams, unapologetic love of men , manic highs and depressive, death-haunted lows of early 20th century rebellious, self-destructive visionary poet Hart Crane from his early years as the son of a wealthy Cleveland businessman through his sojourns in New York, Cuba and Paris.
The Truth is Indecent.
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After the movie was screened at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival, multiple sources reported that it contains a scene in which Hart Crane (played by James Franco) performs oral sex on another man--a scene for which a prosthetic penis was used during filming. See more
Hart, forgive me for saying this. But you want to speak for America.
Does it matter that you're queer?
[Annoyed, rolls eyes
Whitman was queer. That's why he could love *all* of America. The roustabouts. The slaves. The, the soldiers he nursed in the Civil War.
So you will expose yourself?
It's funny, considering my truckdriver left me. No. People can know everything about us when we're dead. But for now, it's better to keep quiet. For father's sake.
Right. You wouldn't want...
Referenced in Hart Crane: An Exegesis
Performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra
(as The Boston Symphony) & Charles Münch
(as Charles Munch)
Written by Maurice Ravel
Courtesy of White Beetle Ltd. See more