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The film is based on Vito Russo 's book of the same name first published in and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in — Russo had Hbo homosexuality documentary the history of how motion pictures, Hbo homosexuality documentary Hollywood films, had portrayed gaylesbianbisexual and transgender characters.

The film was given a limited release in select theatres, including the Castro Theatre in San Franciscoin Apriland then shown on cable channel HBO. The documentary interviews various men and women connected to the Hollywood industry to comment on various film clips and their own personal experiences with the treatment of LGBT characters in film.

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From the sissy characters, to the censorship of the Hollywood Production Codethe coded gay characters and cruel stereotypes to the changes made in the Hbo homosexuality documentary s. Vito Russo wanted his book to be transformed into a documentary film and helped out on the project until he died in Some critics of the documentary noted that it was less political than the book and ended on Hbo homosexuality documentary more positive note.

However, Russo had wanted the documentary to be Hbo homosexuality documentary and to reflect the positive changes that had occurred up to Russo approached Epstein about making a film version of The Celluloid Closet and even wrote a proposal for the film version in After developing the project for years, fundraising remained the biggest obstacle.

At that meeting, HBO committed to supply the remainder of the budget. Inthe DVD edition of the documentary includes a crew audio commentary, a second audio commentary with the late Russo, an interview Russo gave inand some deleted interviews put together into a second documentary titled Rescued from the Closet.