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Parting Glances

Bill Sherwood USA, 1986

Th MZA's rating of the film Abschiedsblicke

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!"