Paul Bogart, director; Harvey Fierstein, actor/writer

Torch Song Trilogy (USA, 1989)

Original French poster


The screen adaptation of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award-winning play became the most visible queer film of the 1980s thanks to Newline Cinema’s decision to release it in multiplexes instead of just art house venues.  This French poster for the film, with its bunny slippers gag, playfully way addresses the film’s homosexual subject matter without being threatening to heterosexual audiences.


“I’d rather be a professional homosexual than have anyone assume that I’m heterosexual.” –Harvey Fierstein


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