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Flashback Friday: Harvey Fierstein Explains Homosexuality to Barbara Walters

And boy, did she have a lot to learn.

"What's it like to be a homosexual?" Barbara Walters asked 29-year-old Harvey Fierstein more than three decades ago. The question came during a 20/20 interview conducted in 1983, the year Fierstein had two hit shows on Broadway: La Cage aux Folles and Torch Song Trilogy. Now, with Torch Song playing again in New York City after 34 years, Walters's questions seem like relics of another era. Fierstein, for his part, responds to her stunners with patience and wit. So what is it like to be a homosexual? Check out the video below to find out how Fierstein responded.

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