Who Says Gays Can't Switch?

Author Anne Rice has been troubled by rumors -- which Warner Bros. denies -- that the forthcoming film of her Interview with the Vampire will fudge the protagonist's bisexuality. The Color Purple and Fried Green Tomatoes are just two films in which homosexual relationships in the novel were straightened out for the screen. Other cases in point:

SERENADE (1956). James M. Cain's baroque novel featured an opera singer consumed by an obsessive relationship with a gay impresario. In the movie Mario Lanza is consumed by ... Joan Fontaine.

SOME KIND OF HERO (1982). Richard Pryor as a returned Vietnam POW. But...

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