Positive Life Group@Positive East – screening of ‘Gay Hollywood – the Last Taboo’
Tuesday 25th July, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
159 Mile End Road
For the next Positive Life group meeting, there will be a screening of a fascinating documentary called ‘Gay Hollywood – the Last Taboo’.
Looks at the challenges facing gay artists in Hollywood past and present. Hollywood in the 1920s was the most homosexual friendly place to be as most of the behind-the-camera staff were gay. However, for those in front of the camera there was no tolerance from the movie-going public. Any homosexual who wanted to maintain a career had to remain in a well-locked closet. During the 1950s, the studios provided their own “police” who would be the first to arrive at any scene of an “indiscretion” or other scandalous act. Their task was to collect and remove any evidence and then call the real police if necessary. The studios, wanting to safeguard their investments, even forced male gay actors, like Rock Hudson and Cary Grant, into sham marriages.
Or you can watch the documentary on youtube.
The film will be shown downstairs in the Tom Halford room. You are still more than welcome to come for the evening and just join the others, upstairs in the café area, who prefer the mutual support and social aspect of the evening.
The film run time is 47 minutes, starting 6.30pm prompt, there will then be some dinner for all attending afterwards.
Please contact Andre (email; firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your attendance to ensure sufficient catering.