Torch Song Trilogy

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Paul Bogart
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 win & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Rotten Tomatoes:
72%
R
Year:
1988
120 min
837 Views


When they got | a lot of dames?

Ladies and gentlemen, | please welcome to our stage

Bertha venation!

Yay! | Yay!

What do you go for?

Go see a show for?

Tell the truth?

You go to see?

The beautiful dames?

And now, the queen | of delicatessen,

Virginia hamm!

You spend your dough for?

Bouquets that grow for?

All those cute | and cunning?

Young and beautiful dames?

And now, seores | and seoritas,

Please welcome | marina del rey!

Dames are temporary flames?

To you?

Dames, you don't recall | their names?

Do you?

And now, | bigger than broadway,

Marcia dimes!

But their caresses?

And home addresses?

Linger in your memory?

Of those beautiful?

In your memory | see those beautiful?

In your memory?

All those | beautiful dames?

Ladies and gentle men,

In order to be a real dame,

You've got to kneel | before a queen.

Ha ha ha!

Ah ah ah ah?

What do you go for?

Go see a show for?

Tell the truth, honey?

You know you go to see

The beautiful dames, | darling.

Oh, miss dimes, | you are flawless.

Ladies and gentlemen, | wait till you see my act--

"Bertha venation

And her dance | of the virgins."

Which she does | completely from memory.

Bitch.

Bbbbrrrrrr!

You spend | your dough for?

Bouquets that grow for?

All those cute and cunning?

Young and beautiful dames?

Kiss her quick. | She's carmen.

Dames?

Those gorgeous dames?

Are temporary | flames?

Are temporary flames?

To you?

Dames?

You don't recall | their names?

Do you?

But their caresses?

And home addresses?

More!

Linger in your memory?

Of those beautiful?

In your memory?

Of those beautiful?

In your memory?

Of those beautiful?

Dames?

Dames?

Dames?

Dames?

Slender or curvy?

Sweet, shy, or nervy?

There is nothing | as divine and beautiful?

No sun can shine | like beautiful?

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Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1954) is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor. Fierstein has won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his own play Torch Song Trilogy (about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family) and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for playing Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. He also wrote the book for the musical La Cage aux Folles, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, and wrote the book for the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2007. more…

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