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At a special 25th anniversary screening of The Crying Game at the BFI last February, he explained his subsequent early retirement from acting. So I thought I would be scrambling for the crumbs.
I thought that was a very brave decision. At the anniversary screening at the BFI, he looks just the same, except with a lot more muscle. He was, is, an extraordinary person. But more of a performer than an actor. She was a transvestite. When I was casting it in London I met a huge variety of people.
I cast some of them. The kid that sings The White Cliffs of Dover was a beautiful boy on a hormone course. But in the end, this is just a love story, a story that asks can anybody love anybody else? Neil used to say that if it was one of the Italians — De Niro or Pacino — they would have smashed him up. The relationship is so lovely.
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One significant touchstone of the decade is how elements of LGBTQ culture were becoming part of the mainstream. Few other films of this era evoke this as clearly as The Crying Game. For its commentary on gender as a social construction, The Crying Game was unlike anything else at the time. While holding Jody hostage, Fergus makes an unlikely connection with the prisoner. Fergus finds himself unable to shoot the prisoner in the back, but Jody gets run over and killed by a British armored vehicle. Racked with guilt, Fergus escapes to England and assumes a new identity to hide from his former comrades.
Another surprise connection for Fergus: falling in love with Dil. But Dil has a secret of her own. In an effort to protect the woman he loves, Fergus takes the fall. In an early scene, Jude, a textbook femme fatale, seduces Jody in order to take him hostage. In the second half of the film, when we are introduced to Dil, all those expectations of gender and sexuality that seemed to define the first half of the film are questioned and torn apart.
She has a penis.
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