The film was made and released about six years after its source stage play of the same name by Harvey Fierstein had been first performed in 1982. Fierstein also reprized his stage role and penned the screenplay for this film version.
Friend-friend, or euphemism-friend?
David: He used to be a euphemism, now he's just a friend.
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.
$70,022 18 December 1988
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