The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0955. Wednesday, 24 September 1997.
From: Richard A. Burt <
Date: Tuesday, 23 Sep 1997 22:52:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: In and Out Shakespeare
Those interested in films that cite Shakespeare will probably want to
see the new comedy In and Out, a comedy about the appropriation of
gayness and coming out by heterosexuals (in a Spartacus like moment
near the end of the film, everyone declares "I'm gay" at a high school
graduation.) Shakespeare is aligned both with a gay teacher (Kevin
Kline) and his heterosexual, jilted bride (Joan Cusack) who ends up
hooking up with a former student turned movie star (Matt Dillon). It's
an inventive film, even if the ending (which pulls back from the tease
of a gay wedding) isn't very Shakespearean.