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The Naked Civil Servant (1975)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  17 December 1975 (UK)
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The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England.

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Art Student
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Ballet Teacher
Stanley Lebor ...
Mr. Pole
Katherine Schofield ...
Mrs. Pole (as Katharine Schofield)
Colin Higgins ...
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Barndoor
Stephen Johnstone ...
Antonia Pemberton ...
Mrs. Longhurst
Lloyd Lamble ...
Mr. Crisp
Joan Ryan ...
Mrs. Crisp
Frank Forsyth ...
Family Doctor
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Norma
Ron Pember ...
Black Cat Proprietor
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The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England. Written by Chris Abbenhuis <keller@telebyte.nl>

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During filming it was realized that John Hurt had painted Quentin Crisp when he was a life studies model at the art school that Hurt attended. See more »

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(at around 1h 13 mins) As the 1975 segment begins, the pedestrians Crisp passes on the sidewalk include a woman in a white top and plaid skirt, and then a man in a lavender shirt and yellow pants. When the shot changes to one from Crisp's point of view, the same two pedestrians pass by again. See more »

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[first lines]
Mr. Crisp: Do you intend to spend your entire life admiring yourself?
Quentin Crisp: If I possibly can.
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wonderful film to introduce someone to homosexuality
14 November 2004 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

In 1976, at 24 I thought I knew enough about gay men, but I was not aware of flamboyant male homosexuality. It can be difficult to watch the beginning of the film if you're like I was and never saw such behavior, but if you stay with it, it pays off big in very touching ways--and not only with regard to homosexuality but to living life in general. This film teaches you about yourself as good art always does. Note: Quentin Crisp (the main character) plays the part of Queen Elizabeth I in a film called "Orlando." And another movie that might be good to introduce someone to male homosexuality is "The Sum of Us" with Russell Crowe, though that film is more lighthearted and sweet than "The Naked Civil Servant."


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