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The Celluloid Closet (1995)

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102 min | Documentary, History

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.
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Writers
Vito Russo (based on the work of) | Rob Epstein (story) | Jeffrey Friedman (story) | Sharon Wood (story) | Armistead Maupin (narration written by)
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Release date
Mar 15, 1996 (United States)

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Lily Tomlin
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Antonio Banderas
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Joseph I. Breen
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Steve Buscemi
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Charles Chaplin
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Gary Cooper
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Marlene Dietrich
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Liza Minnelli
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Michael York
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7.8 / 10 | 6,266 votes