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Some of My Best Friends Are... (1971)

R | | Drama | 27 October 1971 (USA)
It's Christmas Eve at the Blue Jay, a Greenwich Village gay bar, a place where patrons believe they can feel free to be themselves as opposed to the straight charade many portray in their ... See full summary »


Mervyn Nelson


Mervyn Nelson, Barbara Rhodes (story consultant)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bade Tom Bade ... Tanny
James Murdock ... Clint (as David Baker)
Paul Blake ... Kenny
Gary Campbell Gary Campbell ... Terry Nabour
Carleton Carpenter ... Miss Untouchable
Robert Christian Robert Christian ... Eric (as Rob Christian)
Candy Darling ... Karen Richards / Harry
Jeff David ... Leo
Alan Dellay ... Pete Thomas
Nick De Noia Nick De Noia ... Phil Drew (as Nick DeNoia)
Dan Drake Dan Drake ... Lloyd
David Drew David Drew ... Howard Wilkins
Jim Enzel Jim Enzel ... Gable
Thomas Fiorello Thomas Fiorello ... Ernie (as Tommy Fiorello)
Fannie Flagg ... Helen (Mildred Pierce)


It's Christmas Eve at the Blue Jay, a Greenwich Village gay bar, a place where patrons believe they can feel free to be themselves as opposed to the straight charade many portray in their outside lives. To be more accurate, they can portray what they truly want to portray, talk to others in as open an manner as they want about their struggles in being gay, and can strive toward or at least fantasize openly about their dreams. As Sadie Holzer states, she the bar's cook who just returned to work after a medical issue, those at the Blue Jay are like one big family, but a family of one's own choosing. She may only be partially correct as they have all chosen the Blue Jay as their home, but there are some family members who some would probably wish would just go away. One of those is Lita Joyce, who outwardly is just a fag hag, but who is truly just a ball buster in she only wanting to prove to herself she has what it takes to attract the opposite sex. She brought Scott, a pilot, into the ... Written by Huggo

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They're cool, flip, witty and charming, talented, creative, intelligent and lonely. See more »




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27 October 1971 (USA) See more »

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The on-screen end credits list the members of the cast in two groups, primary and secondary, and in alphabetical order within each group. See more »


When the hustler (Gary Sandy) rips off the drag queen's (Candy Darling) wig, her hair ribbon somehow stays attached to her real hair underneath. See more »


Barrett Hartman: Forgive me for not getting up. It's a bit awkward.
Lita Joyce: Don't apologize. I abhor men in a vertical position.
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Featured in Homo Promo (1991) See more »


Where Do I Go?
Written by Gordon Rose
Performed by Gordon Rose
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slow and boring
29 June 2019 | by rodinnycSee all my reviews

I'd never heard of this film so I watched it last night on TCM, a premiere. So when I saw one and a half stars I thought this isn't going to be great but still out of curiosity. It represents a generation before me so they'd have to weigh in on its authenticity. I stuck with it as much as I could and finally gave up...although I kept thinking isn't that Candy Darling? Isn't that the guy who starred in WKRP.....Ben Mankowitz only mentioned Rue McClanahan and Fannie Flagg in his intro.

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