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The Naked Civil Servant

John Hurt delivers a compelling performance in the role of Quentin Crisp, based on Crisp's autobiography as an effeminate homosexual growing up in England during the 1930s and 40s, through years of intolerance, ostracism and all-but-sanctioned violence. Hurt's tour-de-force performance brings to life Crisp's unique, sharply self-deprecating wit, while at the same time pulling into focus the tremendous all-pervasive prejudice that Crisp courageously withstood on a daily basis.

Year: 1975
Genre: Queer Cinema, True Stories, Transvestism, Biography, Black Humour
Country: UK
Director: Jack Gold
Starring: John Hurt
Duration: 80 Minutes
Rating: M
8/10
Location in store: Queer Cinema

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