LIZ SMITH'S COLUMN
"WHEN DID this business get so mean?"
"When it began."
So goes one of the incisive exchanges in a quirkily amusing and oddly moving
little film, "Straight-Jacket." Produced by Michael Warwick, written and
directed by Richard Day, this is a loose take on Rock Hudson's plight — a film
idol marrying briefly to cover his homosexuality. The lead actors — Matt
Letscher, Carrie Preston and Adam Greer — are unknown to me, but they throw
themselves into this parody with high spirits and unexpected emotional
commitment. The one "name" is Veronica Cartwright, the former child star, who
plays a withering press rep to the closeted star. She is a riot.
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