So sad to read that Richard Wall, who was the ultimate jaded queen in Parting Glances (1986)—one of the best gay-themed movies ever—has died at 71.
Wall's “Douglas” in the movie was a well-rounded character, one who had a libido, frenemy-charged humor, blank-deprecation and at least one alarming flash of bitterness, when he said of those dying of AIDS:
“I'll have the last laugh. I may have committed the gay cardinal sin of being a tad bit overweight, but it's this so-called unattractiveness that's spared me from the plague.”
I was thrilled when I got to meet Richard and quite a few of the film's other cast members at a screening of the film several years ago.
So sorry to know he is gone.