THE CELLULOID CLOSET

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Release Date: March 15, 1996

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Genre: Documentary

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Rating: R

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Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Director: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Howard
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(HoHoHo, LL, VVV, SS, NN) Overt pro-Homosexual worldview; 15 obscenities & 4 profanities as well as frequent use of the word fag, faggot & other homosexual slang terms; violent excerpts from movies including beatings, stabbings, shootings, hangings, & lots of blood; constant homosexual & explicit lesbian sex; no genitalia or on screen sodomy; female nudity, upper male nudity & rear nudity.

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THE CELLULOID CLOSET is a documentary presentation of the homosexual presence in movies over the last hundred years. It opens with famous actors, leading screenwriters and renowned producers telling us how powerful movies are because they show us how to live and how to love. Although this documentary is not salacious, it will be highly offensive to moral Americans. It clearly confirms that the key men and women in Hollywood understand the power of the movie medium to persuade and that they have used it to do just that.

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THE CELLULOID CLOSET is a documentary presentation of the homosexual presence in movies over the last hundred years. It opens with famous actors, leading screenwriters and renowned producers telling us how powerful movies are because they show us how to live and love. Homosexuals were portrayed in movies prior to the enforcement of the Motion Picture Code in 1933. Often the portrayal was amusing, but just as often it was accepting. After 1933, the homosexual was portrayed as a villian, a sissy or a pervert and was usually killed by the end of the film. When the church abandoned Hollywood in the 1960's, homosexuals came out of the celluloid closet. In the 1990's, homosexuals became the heroes in movie like PHILADELPHIA and BIRDCAGE.

The film shows us that many men and women in Hollywood have used the movie medium to promote and propagate their sexual perversion. They understand the power of movies to persuade and have used it to do just that. Although this documentary is not salacious, it will be highly offensive to most moral Americans. However, the documentary makes us aware of how much all of these people need the simple Truth that would deliver them from their deception. These are talented people who need to know that God so loved them that He gave His only begotten Son to deliver them from self-destruction.

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