The Celluloid Closet

  • 1996
  • Movie
  • R
  • Documentary

A rare treat and a potential revelation for movie buffs of every persuasion. When Vito Russo's The Celluloid Closet was published in 1981, its comprehensive compendium of gay stereotypes and subterfuges in movie history -- delivered with ruefully biting wit -- was groundbreaking. In 1996 it's old hat. That quibble aside, this film has one glorious asset...read more

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The Celluloid Closet - Official Trailer
01:51 — Lily Tomlin narrates this award winning documentary based on Vito Russo's book depicting gays and lesbians in the movies from the silent era to the pr (more…)

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  • Released: 1996
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A rare treat and a potential revelation for movie buffs of every persuasion. When Vito Russo's The Celluloid Closet was published in 1981, its comprehensive compendium of gay stereotypes and subterfuges in movie history -- delivered with ruefully biting wi… (more)

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