When I read the screenplay, the thought of it being antigay never came to me. It never dawned on me that it would provoke those kind of feelings. I'm coming from a straight point of view, and maybe I'm not sensitive enough in that area. But they are sensitive to the situation, and I can't argue with that.
I mean, if you pronounce my name Pakino, Pakano, Picini, or Pokono, like it is often done, I am sensitive to it, I read into it.
Book: Al Pacino In Conversation With Lawrence Grobel
Author: Lawrence Grobel