First, Armand wakes up on the cemetery where he has land and says, It`s one of the most beautiful in the world, while Albert has a plot, it`s really. But he says he will sell his beautiful plot to be next to Albert for eternity, “so that I never miss a laugh.” Then he produced palimony`s papers, which he had for a while, it seems, and called Albert the owner of all their real estate. “There`s only one place in the world that I call home, and that`s because you`re here, so take it,” Armand says. “What does it feel like if I say you can stay or say I can stay?” And then they sit, holding hands at the pastel-colored bus stop, officially partners. Even before same-sex marriage was a dominant point of discussion, the Palimony Accords (mainly prenupes for long-term but unmarried couples) were the only option for non-heterosexual couples to add some legal protection to their arrangement, something must have gone wrong. It was marriage in the most unromantic sense of the word. But the scene where Armand (Robin Williams) gives Albert the palimony papers he was asked to do might be the most moving representation of the wedding brought to the screen. Well, I don`t have Palimony`s agreement on me right now. Is tomorrow good? Equally boring is the other new Hollywood film “It`s My Party,” written and directed by Randal Kleiser.
A short series of opening scenes shows a happy gay couple together, skiing and riding. When the credits stop, their association also does: Nick (Eric Roberts), an architect, is diagnosed with AIDS, and Brandon (Gregory Harrison), a successful film director, orders him to say, “You`ve been here for years without paying. (No agreement from Palimony, apparently.) In 1983, only three states rejected Palimony.  I don`t worry about my feelings. It doesn`t matter what makes me suffer. This is just your show. Not even “our show.” “Your show.” I want a Palimony deal, and I want one now. Although the farce and performances in The Birdcage (now streaming on Netflix) are timeless, much of the film is a relic of the 90s.
It is hard to imagine that a boy, a politically interested boy raised by two gay men, is so jaded to marry the daughter of a conservative senator, or that this couple must create such an elaborate ruse. But perhaps the main thing that dates from the film is Alberts (Nathan Lane) asks for a palimony agreement.