Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


Torch Song Trilogy (1988) Poster

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 ... See full summary »


7.7/10
6,409

Videos


Photos

  • Anne Bancroft and Harvey Fierstein in Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
  • Harvey Fierstein in Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
  • Harvey Fierstein in Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
  • Harvey Fierstein in Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
  • Matthew Broderick and Harvey Fierstein in Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
  • Matthew Broderick and Harvey Fierstein in Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


15 March 1999 | Etoile
Excellent, superb film - in its genre
I absolutely love this movie. It certainly was created for gay men, but as a lesbian, I feel a kinship with other gay people, and I believe this is an excellent movie. The depiction of female impersonators is genuine, and doesn't give the false glamourpuss view that probably causes many outsiders to think all drag queens are just like RuPaul (nothing against her, she's a diva, but not everyone has so much money!). The portrayal of a relationship involving one gay person and one bisexual person is also beautifully realistic. Ann Bancroft's performance as the Ma is stunning. I believe this movie would also appeal to open-minded heterosexuals who may not have too much involvement with our culture, as it depicts a grittier side of life than the commonly-seen rich gay boy lifestyle. (Movie viewers with an eye toward the cinematography of films will also enjoy the artistry presented here.)

Critic Reviews



What are These Stars Watching This Holiday Season?

On this very merry watchlist "The IMDb Show" asks stars like Jim Gaffigan and Linda Hamilton what movies they are watching during the holidays. For more gift ideas, check out IMDb's Holiday Gift Guide, curated with the entertainment lover in mind!

Watch now

IMDb's Holiday Gift Guide

Get gifting with IMDb's Holiday Gift Guide, curated with the entertainment lover in mind!

Browse our gift guide

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com