An Englishman In New York (2009)

Englishman In New York
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 14mins.
Genres Drama, Biopic
Keywords gay, showbiz
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Linda Moran Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Rene Bastian Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Susie Field Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Brian Fillis Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Yaron Orbach Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Elizabeth Mickle Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Peter Oliver Editor n/a 172 7000001
James Burstall Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Joey Attawia Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Jonathan Tucker Actor n/a 1 1000003
Swoosie Kurtz Actor n/a 1 1000002
Denis O'Hare Actor n/a 1 1000004
John Hurt Actor n/a 1 1000005
Amanda Jenks Producer n/a 3 3000001
Richard Laxton Director n/a 2 2000001
Cynthia Nixon Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
About the British personality and performer Quentin Crisp. In 1981, Crisp accepts a theatrical engagement in New York. His agent, Connie Clausen sees to it that, on account of his achievements, he becomes a Resident Alien in the United States. She also organizes regular bookings of his one-man-show, "How to be Happy." Before long, the word is out and Quentin Crisp's appearances become a hot ticket. One day, Connie introduces Crisp to Phillip Steele, the publisher of "The Village Voice." The two men soon become friends and Crisp finds plenty of opportunity to parade his flamboyant style and sharp-tongued wit. However, his careless comment during an interview that AIDS is merely "a fad" earns him more than a few enemies in New York's gay community, and eventually, creates a rift between himself and Phillip Steele. When Crisp's young artist boyfriend ends up dying from ADIS, Steele and Crisp grow close again. Their new relationship proves to be more enduring than the first. And it is still going strong when performance artist Penny Arcade introduces Quentin Crisp to a hip, young audience who revere his iconic style at the grand old age of ninety.