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The Celluloid Closet (1996)

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Josephine McKim Josephine McKim
Maureen O'Sullivan's Body Double for Nude Underwater Scene
Sharon Stone Sharon Stone
Stewart Stern Stewart Stern
Edna Purviance Edna Purviance
Kissed by David While Dressed as a Boy
Gloria Holden Gloria Holden
Countess Marya Zaleska
John Marlowe John Marlowe
Blonde Man Who Dances with Alexis

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Armistead Maupin Armistead Maupin
Jeffrey Friedman Jeffrey Friedman
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Narrated by Lily Tomlin, this acclaimed documentary takes its name from Vito Russo's groundbreaking book. The filmmakers examine the subtext of more than 100 Hollywood movies -- including Spartacus, Rope and Thelma and Louise -- and chart the cinematic journey of lesbian and gay characters. Film clips are paired with director, producer and actor interviews featuring, among others, Gore Vidal, Tom Hanks and Whoopi Goldberg.
Release date: 15 March 1996
UPC: 043396821071
Tags: Documentary (8), Glbt (6), 1990s (3), 1995 (2), Movie Industry (2), Lesbian (1), History (1), Based On Book (1), Independent Film (1), Color (1), 102 Min. (1), WWII (1), Gay (1), WW II (1)
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