Everything is Editing:
Bill Russo on Blue Murder, Intuition,
and that Small Dark Room

published in Metro Magazine
Australia, 2004

John Kelly: Poet on a Flying Trapeze
published in American Theatre Magazine
New York, 1993

To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything...
To Die For
Melrose Place (Television)
Sacred Country (Novel)

published in the San Francisco Bay Times
San Francisco, 1995-1997

Jeffrey stars Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, and Patrick Stewart, boldly going where few straight men have gone before: they play gay men in a major Hollywood release. And they don't even die at the end. What next, gay men playing gay men? Strange new worlds indeed.
Paul Rudnick, who wrote the film, said during a recent conversation, "Jeffrey is a romantic comedy.... There's an urbane, sophisticated tone....of wit and champagne." Jeffrey certainly starts out silly and wonderful: Jeffrey and Steve's meeting, in particular, is goofy, dumb, and endearing. Jeffrey and Steve fall in love the moment they meet - you can tell, because suddenly the film's in slow motion and the music's changed from disco to classical.
Usually, in romantic comedies, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn don't know they're in love, even though everyone else does. They