R | | Drama
Chronicling the lifelong sexual development of two men who meet and befriend one another in college.
Ellen Burstyn auditioned for the role of Bobbie. After seeing the finished film, she admitted she couldn't have played the role as well as Ann-Margret.
If you had a choice...
Jonathan: Would you rather love a girl, or have her love you?
Sandy: I want it mutual.
Jonathan: I mean if you couldn't have it mutual.
Sandy: You mean would I rather be the one who loves, or is loved?
Sandy: It's not that easy a question. But, I think I'd ...
On their first night together, Jonathan and Bobbie ride down Broadway in the back of a taxi. Four of the films showing on marquees on a rear projection screen are "West Side Story," "El Cid," "Satan in High Heels," and "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." WSS and El Cid were released in late 1961, the other two were released in early 1962 (Satan in March, '62).
During the fight scene. which takes place at least a year after they started living together, Bobbie says that Jonathan didn't let her campaign for Kennedy. According to the films playing on Broadway, they met more than a year after Kennedy had been inaugurated.