Trivia / The Celluloid Closet

  • Executive Meddling: Explored in depth, especially how the studio enforced the But Not Too Gay trope with Philadelphia and made them to cut scenes that showed the main gay couple being more intimate.
  • What Could Have Been: Originally a sequence was planned looking at Biopics that made gay people into straights, such as Alexander the Great with Richard Burton, Hans Christian Andersen with Danny Kaye, Night and Day (about Cole Porter) with Cary Grant, and The Agony and the Ectasy with Charlton Heston. The sequence was canned due to rights issues. Heston in particular insisted that his portrayal of Michaelangelo as a hetero was 100% accurate.