Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

UK
Feature Film
Director: Stephen Frears
Writers: Alan Bennett, John Lahr
Cinematographer: Oliver Stapleton
Cast: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Wallace Shawn

Providing cinematic career highs for Oldman, Molina, and Frears, this brilliant, acerbically funny biopic – chronicling the turbulent 16-year relationship between acclaimed playwright Joe Orton and his emotionally fragile lover, Kenneth Halliwell – convincingly captures the people, the time, and the sexual politics that continue to make this tragic story so compelling. Iain.Stott