This movie is still one of my all time favourites. It hit me hard at the time I saw it. I was freshly out, but I don’t remember how old I was. The part of the movie that spoke to me the most was (I think, since I haven’t seen the movie in decades) when Fierstein is having an arguement with his mother, played by Anne Bancroft. He is shouting something about how he can take care of himself, even as a sissy. That he can do both the traditionally masculine and feminine tasks to life.
Going to have to find me a copy of the film and dip into nostalgia!