The Celluloid Closet
Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist cinema of the 1990s. Many actors, writers and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen.
Originally produced for television broadcast in 1996.
Based on the book by Vito Russo.
Notes on the doucumentary inserted in container.
Gay images -- From the very beginning -- Enter the sissy -- Morocco -- Queen Christina -- Cold-hearted villains -- The Maltese falcon -- Rope -- Behind bars -- Young man with a horn -- Tea and sympathy -- Rebel without a cause -- Ben-Hur -- Blurring the lines -- Gentlemen prefer blondes -- Tony Curtis -- Victim -- The children's hour -- Advise & consent -- Unhappy gay people -- The boys in the band -- Cabaret -- Cruising -- Making love -- Sunday, bloody Sunday -- Women who love each other -- Philadelphia.
Special features: Commentary with filmmakers Robert Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Lily Tomlin, producer Howard Rosenman, editor Arnold Glassman, author Vito Russo ; bonus trailers ; collection of outtakes ; talent files ; interactive menus ; production notes including letters from Gore Vidal and Charlton Heston ; scene selections.
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