The Celluloid Closet
Release Date: June 1st, 2001
R|1 hr. 42 min.
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.
Distributor: Columbia TriStar Home Video, Sony Pictures Classics