The Dying Gaul is not an easy movie to watch. I saw it during Austin Film Festival and it has taken that long for me to decide what I thought about it. I don't think I actually liked the movie, but it wasn't exactly the kind of movie you enjoy.
The descriptions I read about The Dying Gaul before I saw the movie all ran something like this: "A screenwriter receives an offer from a studio to buy one of his screenplays. The catch is that the screenplay is about a gay male couple, one of whom dies from AIDS, and the studio will not buy the script unless the writer changes the dying man to a woman." This is an apt description of the premise of the film, but it does not even begin to describe most of what happens during the movie.