WATCH: Siskel And Ebert Discuss The Future Of Gay Cinema Back In 1982

Even if you read or watched The Celluloid Closet, it’s worth watching Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert’s 1982 Sneak Previews episode entitled, “Changing Attitudes toward Homosexuality”—we give it two thumbs up.

Not only does the show cover some movies and viewpoints left out of the film version of The Celluloid Closet, but the men also cast different predictions about the future of gay cinema—one foresees greater inclusion and complexity for gay characters while the other worries that gay films might prove a short-lived fad.

Considering today’s offering of LGBT fare on the big screen, one wonders whether both men were correct.