THE CELLULOID CLOSET
Armistead Maupin wrote Lily Tomlin’s narration for this pioneering
documentary on Hollywood’s treatment of homosexual characters in the
20th century. Based on the seminal book by Vito Russo and produced by
the Oscar-winning team of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, “The
Celluloid Closet” presents clips from over a hundred mainstream films,
illustrating the ways in which gays and lesbians were repeatedly
depicted as either tragic figures, buffoons or monsters. Maupin is
among the interview subjects, along with Tony Curtis, Tom Hanks, Susie
Bright, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Gore Vidal and others.
- Bruce Williamson, Playboy
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