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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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$95,047
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$1,400,591
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$1,400,591
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Mar 15, 1996 (United States)

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7.8 / 10 | 5,778 votes