Homophobia in Hollywood

United Kingdom, 1992

Film
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In 1992 the release of “Basic Instinct” and “The Silence of the Lambs” resulted in gay and lesbian activists organising nation-wide protests against Hollywood’s portrayal of gay characters in films. “Homophobia in Hollywood” features interviews with director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct), screen- writer Ted Tally (Silence of the Lambs) and producer Howard Rosenman (Father of the Bride) who discuss their reaction to gay and lesbian critics of their work. Gay director Tom Kalin (Swoon) discusses some of the difficulties he has with notions of “positive” and “negative” representation. This video is a revealing insight into the conservative attitudes and artistic bankruptcy of the Hollywood entertainment community.

Credits

production company

Channel Four

producer

Shauna Brown

Duration

00:24:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1992

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303762

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Homophobia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Homophobia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Homosexuality in motion pictures

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Homophobia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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