Tags : Joe Orton

“I can’t go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” –Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Carroll, 1865 I’m always skeptical of people who talk about the “good old days,” since in my (short) life experience, the past rarely lives up to our Photoshopped and sepia-toned fantasies. Many people love the past because they..

“I’m an acquired taste.”- Joe Orton, 1933-1967. In the late 1980s, when I was a teenager, I first saw Stephen Frears’ wonderful biopic, “Prick Up Your Ears,” based on the life, and death, of Joe Orton, that marvelously macabre British playwright. Gary Oldman–an actor who, in my opinion, just gets better–perfectly captured Joe’s truculent, naughty charm,..

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