Vito (2011)

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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

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Jeffrey Schwarz

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12 February 2018 | bettycjung
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| The history of being gay in America in the '60s -'80s
2/12/18. Vito Russo was the film historian who wrote the "Celluloid Closet." While this film is supposed to be a biopic about Vito, the outspoken gay activist and founding father of the gay liberation movement, it is really about being gay in America. It covers the rise of the gay lifestyle in the '60s (lots of anonymous unprotected sex), its struggle to outlive the growing AIDs epidemic in the '70s (from all the unprotected sex) and its quest for acceptance and civil rights in the '80s. Gay men who knew him spoke more about what it was like being gay than about their relationship with Vito. All in all you will develop a better understanding of what it's like to be gay, before the reality of HIV/AIDS, during those decades and the issues they were grappling with. Good documentary worth seeing.

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