This film has already assumed the status of a classic in gay cinema. Perhaps the earliest independent feature-length drama to treat gay characters naturally, it is on one level about roommates who are about to separate, but on another it is about loss. The film is distinguished by a bravura performance by Buscemi as a young man dying from AIDS, just as the filmmaker did barely four years after the film’s completion. —MoMA
PG's affectionate snapshot of '80s bourgeois NY gays stays on the tame side, as if to show that an entirely gay world can be boring, too. Emotionally muted conversations resemble Whit Stillman's minus the intellectual snap. A young Buscemi as a New Waver w/ AIDS gets the best line, reacting to a heated phonecall w/ his lawyer: "What's the difference between gay men & straight men? Nothing, they're all assholes!"