About the film
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The Celluloid Closet
Release Date: January 30, 1996
|Production Companies||:||ZDF, ARTE, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, Channel Four Films, Columbia Pictures Television, HBO, Telling Pictures|
|Director||:||Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman|
|Producers||:||Brad Grey, Bernie Brillstein, Howard Rosenman, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Sheila Nevins, Wendy Braitman, Michael Ehrenzweig, Michael Lumpkin, Caryn Mendez, Caroline Spry|
This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals 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.