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The Celluloid Closet ()

directed by Jeffrey Friedman, Robert Epstein
featuring Ron Nyswaner, Lily Tomlin, Jay Presson Allen, Joseph Breen, Susie Bright, Tony Curtis, Harvey Fierstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Gore Vidal, Antonio Banderas, Sharon Stone

Based on Vito Russo's groundbreaking 1981 work of film history, The Celluloid Closet gathers clips from dozens of mainstream Hollywood films to illustrate how the movies have dealt explicitly -- and more importantly, implicitly -- with gay and lesbian themes. Layered between the clips are interviews with filmmakers whose works have touched on that subject. The popular films of the Golden Age could only hint at homosexuality and often portrayed gays as simpering characters, objects of scorn or merriment, or insidious ...

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The Celluloid Closet
2001, Electric Pictures

UPC: 043396821071


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