Summary: Certainly one of the most emotional and adored
gay films to have ever emerged from Hollywood, this is Harvey
Fierstein's moment of cinematic glory. The story veers from
laughter to tears in seconds flat and is one of our top films
of all time -- we're real happy it's finally on DVD!
Harvey Fierstein's breakthrough Tony Award-winning play becomes
this big-screen essay about the life and loves of Brooklyn's
most lovable drag queen. Fierstein is both touching and hilarious
as Arnold Beckoff, whose life is presented in three non-episodic
acts. The story examines his relationship with his bisexual
boyfriend (Brian Kerwin), gay lover (Matthew Broderick) and
mother (Anne Bancroft).
The DVD commentary from writer/star Harvey Fierstein pushes
this DVD from "must-have" status to legendary! Harvey is his
usual fey, charming self as he tells his fans about his career,
the tragectory of the play, his loves and his politics --
oh and he also discusses the film and its stars! He rails
against closeted actors, George W. Bush, and homophobic people.
His champions all of his actors referring to most of them
as family. Harvey's brain moves so fast, he'll take you from
tears to laughter in a moment.
'One of the best gay films ever made'
- Buy Online / Ajouter Au Panier / Bestellen
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Categories: Gay Cinema
Time: 117 mins, Year: 1998
Price: Around £10 on Amazon.co.uk*
Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian
Kerwin, Karen Young
The offbeat, underachieving denizens of a South East London
apartment building get an emotional wake-up call when two
of the neighbors two teen boys unexpectedly fall in love.
Beautiful Thing adapted from the play by Jonathan Harvey features
tender-hearted, kitchen sink realism from Channel Four Films.