The Celluloid Closet (1996)

Celluloid Closet
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 42mins.
Genres Adaptation, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  • James Franco Howls!
    By: Nancy Tartaglione-Vialatte February 20, 2009 10:25am GMT+0000

    Franco will play Allen Ginsberg in 'Howl,' a film about the obscenity trial into the poet's eponymous Beat Generation work. Set to go into production on March 16 in NYC, the film will be produced by Werc Werk Works and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman.

Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jay Allen Actor Herself 1 1000001
Susie Bright Actor Herself 1 1000002
Quentin Crisp Actor Himself 1 1000003
Mart Crowley Actor Himself 1 1000004
Tony Curtis Actor Himself 1 1000005
Richard Dyer Actor Himself 1 1000006
Antonio Fargas Actor Himself 1 1000007
Harvey Fierstein Actor Himself 1 1000008
Whoopi Goldberg Actor Herself 1 1000009
Farley Granger Actor Himself 1 1000010
Harry Hamlin Actor Himself 1 1000011
Tom Hanks Actor Himself 1 1000012
Arthur Laurents Actor Himself 1 1000013
Shirley MacLaine Actor Herself 1 1000014
Armistead Maupin Actor Himself 1 1000015
Daniel Melnick Actor Himself 1 1000016
Ron Nyswaner Actor Himself 1 1000017
Jan Oxenberg Actor Herself 1 1000018
Paul Rudnick Actor Himself 1 1000019
Barry Sandler Actor Himself 1 1000020
Susan Sarandon Actor Herself 1 1000021
John Schlesinger Actor Himself 1 1000022
Stewart Stern Actor Himself 1 1000023
Gore Vidal Actor Himself 1 1000024
Lily Tomlin Narrator Narration 120790 1000025
Robert Epstein Director n/a 2 2000001
Jeffrey Friedman Director n/a 2 2000002
Robert Epstein Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jeffrey Friedman Producer n/a 3 3000002
Hugh Hefner Producer funding 3 3000003
James Hormel Producer funding 3 3000004
Steve Tisch Producer funding 3 3000005
Zvi Howard Rosenman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Michael Lumpkin Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Lily Tomlin Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000008
Wendy Braitman Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Michael Ehrenzweig Associate Producer n/a 171 3000010
Caryn Mendez Associate Producer n/a 171 3000011
Robert Epstein From Story n/a 120870 4000001
Jeffrey Friedman From Story n/a 120870 4000002
Sharon Wood From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Vito Russo Book as Source Material ("The Celluloid Closet") 120888 4000004
Cheryl Rosenthal Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Nancy Schreiber Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jeffrey Friedman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Arnold Glassman Editor n/a 172 7000002
Carter Burwell Music n/a 120781 8000001
K Lang Performer vocal performance 120819 8000002
Scott Chambliss Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Peggy Names Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Lauretta Molitor Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Pat Jackson Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Armistead Maupin Other narration 120795 26000001
Synopsis
From comic sissies to lesbian vampires, from pathetic queens to sadistic predators, Hollywood has both reflected and defined how we think about homosexuality--and what it means to be a man or woman. With clips from over 100 Hollywood movies and interviews with many of the filmmakers and actors who created them, "The Celluloid Closet" explodes sexual myths and explores how our attitudes about homosexuality and sex roles have evolved through the century. Based on writer-activist Vito Russo's landmark 1978 book.
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