The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies

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Harper Collins, Sep 20, 1987 - Social Science - 384 pages
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Praised by the Chicago Tribune as "an impressive study" and written with incisive wit and searing perception--the definitive, highly acclaimed landmark work on the portrayal of homosexuality in film.
 

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

An extensive study of how homosexuality was portrayed as well as inferred in cinema in the 20th century. Russo makes a rather good case that what was shown on-screen and what types of characters were ... Read full review

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User Review  - richardderus - LibraryThing

A groundbreaking revelation when it came out almost 30 years ago, this book, as revised by its author in 1987, is very dated; and it's never been my idea of a prose paradigm. I admit I was going down ... Read full review

Contents

THE WAY WE WERENT The Invisible Years page
61
FRIGHTENING THE HORSES Out of the Closets
125
STRUGGLE Fear and Loathing in Gay Hollywood page
181
TAKING THE GAME AWAY FROM HOLLYWOOD
247
Afterword page
325
Necrology page
347
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