Does any film buff out there know why the Life article that inspired Dog Day Afternoon isn't online? Man, it's a trip:…
IRL, "Sonny" did end up paying for "Leon's" sex reassignment surgery, out of the life rights he got from film/article.

She then marries someone else, but continued to visit him in prison.
My film club has watched a lot of 70s classics that are pretty cringey (or worse) with hindsight, but on the three big themes of this movie—LGBTQ visibility, class struggles despair, police violence and overreach—it feels pretty damn fresh.
Should have said gender confirmation surgery, had just read as much (easily searchable) as is out there about these two, which is not a ton, and slipped into old terminology.

Seems astonishing nobody's written a book about them. There is a documentary film about the movie...
Anyway when the two people called Sonny and Leon in the film were married (he was also previously/simultaneous married to a woman...who he met when they both worked at a bank!) 300 people attended, including Sonny's (John's) mom and Leon's (Earnest/Edith's) dad.

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