When Meital Dohan, 40, split up with Al Pacino, 79, in February this year, she was entertainingly — some might say recklessly — honest about the reasons why. Hollywood gasped. A bit of a tight-wad? A lot of what she said was misconstrued, she insists, pulling a face. What happened between us was bigger than materialistic things like flowers or chocolates or diamonds or cars. She maintains, in fact, that the romance floundered on the dilemma that faces many women who take up with much older men without thought of the consequences further down the line.
Al Pacino's Gayest Movie: The 'Cruising' Controversy Of 1980
Birthday: Apr 25, Arguably the most accomplished actor of his generation, Al Pacino became a cultural icon thanks to revered performances in a wide range of classic films, including "The Godfather" , "Scarface" and "Glengarry Glen Ross" Coming to prominence during the New Hollywood golden age of the early s, he possessed none of the classic features of leading men from Tinseltown's previous heydays, but enthralled audiences with absorbing performances on screens both large and small. But in life, the actor remained an elusive figure, preferring to avoid disclosing anything of a personal nature.
The question is: How does the hero of this film, an undercover New York policeman, ultimately really feel about the world of homosexual sadomasochistic sex he is assigned to infiltrate? Is he touched by the sexual underground in an important way? Is his own sexuality involved?