Tue, Feb 10
The naked civil servant (Page 2)
THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT is the title of the autobiography by the British eccentric, author, and entertainer Quentin Crisp, that was adapted as a British television movie in 1975. John Hurt, in the role of Quentin Crisp, won Best Actor at the British Academy Television Awards in 1976. The film THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT turned Quentin Crisp into an overnight success. Today Jack Gold's film is counted among Britain's top 100 television movies of the 20th. century.
Quentin Crisp introduces the film claiming “Any film, even the worst one, is at least better than real life.” Already as a child he realised that he was 'different', that he was not sexually attracted to women. His parents struggled to identify what was “wrong with him”, seeking medical advice and, finally, sent him off to art college… Quentin reached a turning point upon meeting a transvestite prostitute. He discovered the joys of make-up and became addicted to exhibitionism. Quentin paraded his homosexuality in an era when most gay life was lived hushed behind closed doors. As a result he suffered both physical and verbal abuse on a regular basis. Not at all adverse to the idea, Quentin began working as a prostitute. Despite his conventional relationship with a ‘straight’ civil servant, trouble ensuedwhen nosy neighbours reported their noisy ‘activities’ overheard through the nearby bedroom window to the police...
by Jack Gold / Großbritannien
16mm / 078 min / Englisch/Deutsch ST
with John Hurt, Liz Gebhardt, Stanley Lebor, Katharine Schofield
SPECIAL SCREENING - 30 YEARS OF PROGRAMMING
Screenings at the festival
10.02.09 CineStar 7 20:00
15.02.09 CineStar 7 20:00