The Celluloid Closet Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4096

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 17

Theatrical Release Date: 03/15/1996

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Historical

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Actors: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Armistead Maupin, Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Fierstein, Gore Vidal

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Franz Patrick
Franz Patrick
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The Celluloid Closet

Franz Patrick - wrote on 12/24/2007

A must-see for film buffs. It explicitly shows that Hollywood wasn't as liberal prior to this modern era. Personally, one of the things I enjoyed most about this film were the clips from over a hundred gay and lesbian films. It makes viewers realize that without gays and lesbians (actors, directors, screenwriters), movies will not be the same today. It inspired me to look them up and put them on my Netflix due to their historical importance. The film astutely shows that you can't defeat homosexuality because doing so is like defeating life. I say "life" in relation to nature and its universalness. This is a priceless installment in film history and I suggest everyone to watch this along with "Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema." Although our society is more tolerable toward …

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