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87 Ratings

Torch Song Trilogy

Directed by Paul Bogart
United States, 1988
Comedy, Drama, LGBT+


An on-screen adaptation of the Tony-award-winning play about a Jewish homosexual who, except for a different sexual preference, goes through the same struggles of love, jealousy and self-doubt that affect us all.

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Torch Song Trilogy Directed by Paul Bogart

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

1989 | 2 nominations including: Best Feature

Deauville Film Festival

1989 | Winner: Audience Award

Critics reviews

Simply viewed as a movie about people, Torch Song Trilogy has the kind of wit, grace, and intense feeling that Woody Allen tried for unsuccessfully in Interiors, September, and Another Woman—a comparison that seems called for not only by the New York Jewish sensibility of both Allen and Fierstein, but because of the romantic, nostalgic taste for jazz and popular music that they share.
December 23, 1988
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