Vito (2011)

Vito (2011)
 

Director Jeffrey Schwarz

Genre Documentary, Biography

Year 2011

Actors Phyllis Antonellis, Richard Barrios, Richard Berkowitz, Lenny Bloom

IMDB : 8.2 (347 votes)


 

Description In the aftermath of Stonewall, a newly politicized Vito Russo found his voice as a gay activist and critic of LGBT representation in the media. He went on to write "The Celluloid Closet," the first book to critique Hollywood's portrayals of gays on screen. During the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Vito became a passionate advocate for justice via the newly formed ACT UP, before his death in 1990.

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