Norman…Is That You?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Intro by Flotilla DeBarge! Please note: Cheryl Dunye will be unable to appear as previously announced. Digital projection

Called the “first pro-gay fag joke” by Vito Russo, NORMAN…IS THAT YOU? stars comedian Redd Foxx and the iconic Pearl Bailey as an African-American couple who discover their only son is gay — and that his lover is white. Adapted from a Broadway play of the same name about a Jewish family, director George Schlatter (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In) translates Borscht-belt Gay Jewish jokes into a collection of stereotypes about black culture. With appearances by Madame and Wayland Flowers, the result is dated, fascinating, and ultimately results in a positive attempt to show a father trying to understand his gay son.

  • Country USA
  • Rating PG
  • Year 1976
  • Running Time 91 minutes
  • Director George Schlatter