The Naked Civil Servant (1975)
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as Quentin Crisp
as Ballet teacher
as Mr. Crisp
as Mr. Pole
as Mrs. Pole
as Mrs. Longhurst
as Family Doctor
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Somewhat funny and somewhat sad at the same time. It's a exaggerated portrayal of the LGBT subculture of the 30s in Britain, based on the autobiography of Quentin Crisp. It's not entirely positive on the views of homosexuality as the characters were all stereotypically feminine. John hurt did a great job, but it's just not a film I would regard highly.
Pretty fascinating but then again, Quentin Crisp was never boring. Great performance by John Hurt.
At a time when homosexuality was about as popular as bing a nazi Mr Crisp went about his life as camply as possible. In the face of overwhelming odds he kept it camp. Hurt is brillaint as the over the top chutney. It does have a serious side and the message is clear.
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