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Torch Song Trilogy - The International Stud: Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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The International Stud: Scene 2 Summary

Lady Blues sings a torch song between each scene and as she finishes, lights go up on Ed Reiss, a homosexual man in search of companionship in The International Stud gay bar. Ed engages in a conversation with Arnold although Arnold is not physically present. The dialogue is from Ed's perspective as he makes small talk with Arnold. Ed asks Arnold if the backroom is crowded, and Arnold apparently replies that he does not know. A backroom in a backroom bar is where intimate homosexual encounters occur in the dark to retain anonymity. Ed and Arnold are attracted to each other and leave the club together.

The International Stud: Scene 2 Analysis

The introduction of Ed as Arnold's potential love interest is the focus of this scene. Arnold is never seen although Ed carries on a conversation as if he were with...

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