#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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.
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*THE* quintessential gay film
This film is, undoubtedly, *the* quintessential gay film.
If you even claim to know gay people you should see this film. I used to help run a youth group for under 25s dealing with their sexuality and we screened this film four times in two years.
I have seen this film more times than almost any other film and it still never fails to move me. Take your Kleenex, this’ll make you cry! :o)
WATCH IT — IT’S EXCELLENT!
The story of three loves, all bittersweet, yet all very real.
Harvey Fierstein is Arnold Beckoff, a somewhat quiet drag performer who comes alive when he paints his face and performs a torch song in his early ’70’s New York cabaret show. Fierstein only longs for a husband and child, and when he meets the bi-sexual Ed (Brian Kerwin), it all seems possible. But Ed is confused, goes off to marry an ex-girlfriend, and Arnold finally finds happiness with the handsome Alan (Matthew Broderick), a model whom Arnold at first can’t believe would give him the time of day. Finally, there’s Arnold’s mom (Anne Bancroft), a hard-nosed stereotypical Jewish mother who refuses to accept Arnold’s homosexuality, especially when he adopts a gay teenager (Eddie Castrodad) whom she initially suspects is a mugger.
Along the way, there is lots of comedy, some true-to-life tragedy (involving a very violent gay bashing), and finally, a confrontation between mother and son that makes Arnold want to find his own lamppost, a la Fanny Brice, and sing another torch song to reveal his own inner torment. This makes for a very enjoyable film that many gays and lesbians can identify with in their desire to find a partner and gain acceptance from a parent. Broadway actor Ken Page (“Guys and Dolls”, “Ain’t Misbehavin'”), Axel Vera and drag legend Charles Pierce appear as Arnold’s co-stars in the drag revue, all featuring funny drag names. There’s also a bit of sexual action which takes Arnold inside the back room of a gay bar where obvious fornicating is taking place, another variation of the torch song which reveals how sometimes gay men use sex to deal with their tragedies. (“At least I won’t have to make them breakfast”, Arnold snidely tells someone he earlier cursed at before making his way into the back room.)
Throughout the entire film, you really feel the weight of Arnold’s world, his very untypical hero very much worth rooting for as he deals with the loss of lovers (through break-up and death), the anger of a parent, and finally, being frustrated himself as a parent. Bancroft is extremely intense in her handful of scenes as the frustrated mother, tired of her son throwing his homosexuality in her face, and even more angry when he shows what she considers disrespect at the family grave site. She’s not the type of mother you want to see showing up unannounced, yet there’s a sense that, like Neil Simon’s grandmother character in “Lost in Yonkers”, there’s a ton of regret that her emotions can’t handle and has been replaced by an over-load of bitterness that cannot be diminished. As directed by Paul Bogart (best known for TV’s “All in the Family”), “Torch Song Trilogy” is one of those small emotional dramas that will touch your heart and leave you thinking long after the movie is over.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min), 1 hr 54 min (114 min) (Brazil)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Paul Bogart
Writer Harvey Fierstein
Actors Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm