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A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or "by, for, and about") gays and lesbians in the United States... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Tom Arnold ... Frank (archive footage)

Randy Barbato ... Himself

Dan Bucatinsky ... Himself

Steve Buscemi ... Nick (archive footage)

Jonathan Caouette ... Himself

Patricia Charbonneau ... Cay Rivvers (archive footage)

Ash Christian ... Himself

John Cooper ... Himself

Wilson Cruz ... Himself

Alan Cumming ... Himself

Donna Deitch ... Herself

Divine ... (archive footage)
Arthur Dong ... Himself

Alonso Duralde ... Himself

Adam Goldberg ... Brett Miles Sanford (archive footage)
Stephen Gutwillig ... Himself

Jake Gyllenhaal ... Himself / Jack Twist (archive footage)

Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Jude (archive footage)
Marga Gómez ... Herself

Harry Hamlin ... Bart McGuire (archive footage)

Sean Hayes ... Himself / Billy Collier (archive footage)

Todd Haynes ... Himself

Marcus Hu ... Himself

Randy Jones ... Cowboy
Nina Landey ... Herself

Heath Ledger ... Himself / Ennis Del Mar (archive footage)

Ang Lee ... Himself
Jennie Livingston ... Herself

Jane Lynch ... Herself

Andrea Martin ... Dr. Ellen Wyckoff (archive footage)

Heather Matarazzo ... Herself

Ian McKellen ... Himself (archive footage)

John Cameron Mitchell ... Himself

Julianne Moore ... Herself (archive footage)

Michael Musto ... Himself

Tommy O'Haver ... Himself

Jenni Olson ... Herself

Peter Paige ... Himself
Patrik-Ian Polk ... Himself
Billy Porter ... Himself

Dennis Quaid ... Himself (archive footage)

B. Ruby Rich ... Herself

Jason Ritter ... Otis (archive footage)

Angela Robinson ... Herself

Don Roos ... Himself

James Schamus ... Himself

Chloë Sevigny ... Lana Tisdel (archive footage)

Helen Shaver ... Vivian Bell (archive footage)
Michelangelo Signorile ... Himself

Mink Stole ... Connie Marble (archive footage)

Hilary Swank ... Herself / Brandon Teena (archive footage)

Charlize Theron ... Herself (archive footage)

Rose Troche ... Herself

Guinevere Turner ... Herself

Christine Vachon ... Herself

Gus Van Sant ... Himself

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)

John Waters ... Himself
Stephen Winter ... Himself

Alice Wu ... Herself
John Kirk ... Interviewee (uncredited)

Directed by
Lisa Ades 
Lesli Klainberg 
 
Produced by
Lisa Ades .... producer
Alison Palmer Bourke .... executive producer
Lesli Klainberg .... producer
Tammie Rhee .... co-producer
Evan Shapiro .... executive producer
Jessica Wolfson .... associate producer: IFC
 
Original Music by
Ari Gold 
Billy Porter 
 
Cinematography by
Ruben O'Malley 
John Pirozzi 
 
Film Editing by
Rachel Reichman 
 
Art Department
Elizabeth Dagger .... graphic designer: Electrofork
 
Sound Department
Stephen Bores .... sound (as Steve Bores)
Andre French .... sound
Will Hansen .... sound (as William Hansen)
Claudia Katayanagi .... sound (as Claudia Kataynagi)
Caleb Mose .... sound (as Caleb A. Mose)
Tim Stubelik .... sound (as Tim Stubelek)
Colin Weeks .... sound editor
Colin Weeks .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Terence Taylor .... After Effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Adebonojo .... additional cinematographer
Shaka Brookes .... grip (as Tshaka Brookes)
Sophia E. Constantinou .... additional cinematographer (as Sophie Constantinou)
Lesli Klainberg .... additional cinematographer
Tammie Rhee .... additional cinematographer
Jennifer Scarlata .... grip (as Jenny Scarlata)
 
Editorial Department
Judd Blaise .... associate editor
Julie Farol .... additional video post-production: Arc Pictures
Bill Stokes .... colorist: DuArt (as William Stokes)
 
Music Department
Ari Gold .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Margot Ahlquist .... production assistant
Lisa Andracke .... production assistant
Dave Donars .... production coordinator
Barbara Gregson .... clearance services: Miller.Gregson98
Katrina Kelly .... intern
Lisa Marie Mancusco .... intern
Christin Leigh Moné .... intern
Jenni Olson .... project consultant
David Orellana .... intern
B. Ruby Rich .... project consultant
Elizabeth Supp .... intern
Zaindria Yarborough .... intern
 

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Jane Lynch:For the longest time I couldn't put a name to who I was. I didn't have an image of anybody else who was like me, and it was torture.
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Interesting Summary of (Modern, American) Gay Cinema, 10 August 2006
Author: gar_hurley from Ireland

"Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema" serves as an interesting introduction to GLBT cinema over the last 40 years. However anyone who is familiar with the similar documentary, "The Celluloid Closet" (1995), may be somewhat disappointed by "Fabulous!". It is distinctly less ambitious in scope and depth - it spans a shorter period in time (50-60 years) and therefore does not explore homosexuality in the early history cinema - surely a crucial part of 'the history of gay cinema'? Oddly, "Fabulous!" almost totally excludes European and World Cinema while explaining that these were almost the only sources of gay cinema in the dark days of homophobic censorship in the US. On the other hand, the treatment of different ethnic and minority groups (e.g. Asian- and African- Americans) in gay movies is explored in an interesting way.

A wide range of contributors (actors, directors and critics) give their opinions on the development of gay cinema - although this commentary often resembles the shallow contributions found on TV 'best of' compilation programs. The graphics, jumpy editing and music used also give the whole production a rather cheap and 'made for TV' feel.

Where this documentary is strongest is in gathering together a wide collection of (US) gay-related cinema, particularly from the last 20 years. For anyone interesting in exploring gay cinema further these films will provide a good starting-point. A humorous and light-hearted tone is maintained throughout meaning that the documentary should appeal to a wide audience and not just ardent film buffs.

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