It's pretty safe to say that Angels in America is one of the most famous plays to explore the topic of homosexuality, and one of the most powerful examinations of what it means to be gay in America. All of the major male characters in the play are gay. They run the gamut from the deeply in the closet to proudly and openly gay. In Perestroika, we also delve into the sexual frustrations of the play's two major straight female characters. We also get many a lecture on the sexuality of angels. This ain't your granny's Sunday school lesson.
Angels in America depicts the struggles of gay men to integrate into a society that doesn't accept them.
The play shows the damage that's done to the lives of both straights and gays when gays feel forced to hide their sexuality.