An Englishman In New York + Q&A with Penny Arcade

"[People] don't like outsiders. Except when they're dead."

Writer and performer Penny Arcade, a regular collaborator with Quentin Crisp, is interviewed at BFI Southbank following a screening of An Englishman in New York, starring John Hurt as the "stately homo of England".

Arcade recalls some of Crisp's most polarising moments, including a controversial comment about murdered child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey, and points out differences between the character depicted in the film and the man she knew.


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