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• R1: May 29, 2001
Rated R for language and drug content.
1 hour, 40 minutes
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• Holiday Heart
|Genre: Drama, Drugs, Christmas, Gay/Lesbian, Urban|
Tagline: A drag queen faces her toughest act ever. Fatherhood.
Plot: Filmmaker Robert Townsend directs a tenderly tearful story about love, discrimination, and survival with HOLIDAY HEART. The movie stars Ving Rhames as the title character, Holiday--a church-loving, flamboyant gay drag queen with a heart of gold. After Holiday's long-time lover, Fisher (Benz Antoine), passes away, Holiday is left alone and grieving. So when a homeless drug addict, Wanda (Alfre Woodard), and her young daughter, Niki (Jessika Quynn Reynolds), unexpectantly fall in need of Holiday's help, he moves them into the apartment next door to his own. The three form an unconventional family. That is, until Wanda brings home a new boyfriend, drug dealer Silas (Mykelti Williamson), and changes everything for the worse. Wanda's inability to avoid drugs threatens to further break the trio apart and Niki suffers and she watches her dream of a normal, stable family life dissolve. Playwright Cheryl L. West adapted her original play, HOLIDAY HEART, into a screenplay for this original Showtime movie.
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