Three days in the life of the lover, Mother and Grandmother of Andre who has just died of AIDS.



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Episode credited cast:
Cal Porter - Andre's Lover
Katherine Gerard - Andre's Mother
Mrs. Downs - Andre's Grandmother
Richard Venture ...
Penny - Cal's Sister
Conan McCarty ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Hanket ...
Kim Shambach ...
Young Mother
Nick Smith ...
Balloon Vendor


Cal is a young writer living in New York when he meets and falls in love with Andre, an aspiring actor. Andre's mother visits from Texas, and has a hard time dealing with her son's relationship and lifestyle, despite Cal's efforts to become her friend. Andre's irascible grandmother is more accepting, but her daughter is intransigent in her disapproval. A call from Cal to Andre's mother in the middle of the night is her first indication that her son was dealing with AIDS - and was against letting her know. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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7 March 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Terrence McNally originally wrote Andre's Mother as an 8-minute play which was produced by the Manhattan Theater Club in 1988. See more »


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Beautiful and Sad
3 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

It seems that all of the "gay" dramas created in the 80s and 90s focused on either coming out or AIDS, to the point where gay audiences have seen way too many of these films and are more than ready for something else: would a romantic comedy be too much to ask? A crime caper? Anything??!! However... even if this is your mindset, "Andre's Mother" is worth your time. AIDS is a significant subplot, but the heart of the film is the rocky relationship between Andre's conservative mother and his lover, Cal. Andre himself is never seen; as such, he achieves an almost saintly presence in the film -- everyone seems to adore him. But in this movie, it works. All that Andre's mother and Andre's lover have in common is their unconditional love for the same man. The central question of the film is: is that enough? The performances are stellar and the writing is both spare and profound. Is this film availble to buy or rent? I'm not sure, but ... if you can, you should.

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