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Prick Up Your Ears

LGBTQDrama18+ (R)19871h 51m
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Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

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LGBTQ Drama Rated: 18+ (R)19871h 51m

Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, to study at RADA, and enjoys an openly gay relationship with Halliwell in their famous Islington flat in the 1960s. However, when Orton achieves spectacular success with such plays as 'What the Butler Saw' and 'Loot', Halliwell begins to feel alienated and the pair's future looks increasingly uncertain.Prick Up Your Ears featuring Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina is streaming with subscription on Hoopla, free on Tubi, and free on PlutoTV. It's a drama and LGBTQ movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.1 (6,253 votes).

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#35,823 Ranked Movie

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Prick Up Your Ears has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.1 (6,253 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton moves to London in 1951, to study at RADA, and enjoys an openly gay relationship with Halliwell in their famous Islington flat in the 1960s. However, when Orton achieves spectacular success with such plays as 'What the Butler Saw' and 'Loot', Halliwell begins to feel alienated and the pair's future looks increasingly uncertain.

Age rating: 18+ (R)
Runtime: 1h 51m

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Related Genres: LGBTQDrama
Related Tags: Based on Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Available to watch on: Free ServicesHoopla
Original Release Date: Apr 17, 1987