The Celluloid Closet Poster

Release Date: June 1st, 2001

DVD Release Date: May 29th, 2001

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Lily Tomlin, Antonio Banderas, Susie Bright, Quentin Crisp, Matt Crowley, Tony Curtis, Richard Dyer, Antonio Fargas

Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Sony Pictures Classics, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, Home Box Office (HBO)

Keywords: Engaging, Quest, Transformation, Love, Underdog, 1990s