* for gay pride month, part of an ongoing series
Stars: Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Maureen Stapleton, Hector Elizondo, Michael Biehn
Director: Ed Bianchi
What's So Gay About It?: Bitch, please! A slasher film that takes place on The Great White Way; Lauren Bacall as "the final girl"; a sexually confused, baby faced killer; Maureen Stapleton getting her face slashed; Over-the-top-musical-numbers; Bacall croaking out songs by Marvin Hamlisch and Tim Rice; a plot that seems to be one part "Applause", and one part "Halloween"; James Garner when he was still HAWT; the infamous "blow job scene" that ends rather horribly.
Cool Stuff: OK, this movie get's a lot of grief because the killer is probably gay. I say, screw that, it's just a movie, and the killer's sexuality seems an important part of his character's motivation - I could not imagine a straight man chasing a middle aged Broadway diva around trying to kill her, unless he was a critic maybe!
Gay Quotability: What's the matter? I've got a show to do in five days, the lighting man appears to be learning on the set, my secretary has been attacked, David is dead, and oh yes their is some fruit cake out there who want's to kill me. Now to satisfy you more will you please get the hell out of here!