The Celluloid Closet
The Celluloid Closet

The Celluloid Closet

1996
18+
This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed include secrecy -- which initially defined homosexuality -- as well as the demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS, and finally the shift toward acceptance and positivity in the modern era.
Documentary
  • Directors

    • Rob Epstein
    • Jeffrey Friedman
  • Producers

    • Rob Epstein
    • Jeffrey Friedman
    • Bernie Brillstein
    • Brad Grey
    • Sheila Nevins
    • Howard Rosenman
  • Cast

    • Lily Tomlin
    • Antonio Banderas
    • Susie Bright
    • Quentin Crisp
    • Matt Crowley
    • Tony Curtis
    • Richard Dyer
    • Antonio Fargas
    • Harvey Fierstein
    • Whoopi Goldberg
    • Farley Granger
    • Harry Hamlin
    • Tom Hanks
    • Arthur Laurents
  • Writers

    • Rob Epstein
    • Jeffrey Friedman
    • Armistead Maupin
    • Vito Russo
    • Sharon Wood
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The Celluloid Closet
The Celluloid Closet

The Celluloid Closet

This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders have occupied in cinema history, and...

1h 41m 26s