The Naked Civil Servant
The Naked Civil Servant (1975)

Based on Quentin Crisp's autobiography, the once-controversial picture The Naked Civil Servant stars John Hurt as Crisp, a flamboyant character who publicly declared his homosexuality during the brutally homophobic and misogynistic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 17, 1975
DVD Release Date: May 29, 2007
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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

Thanks to Hurt's extraordinary performance -- soft-skinned, red-lipped and determined to fight politely for his rights -- it still seems relevant and not just an exercise in nostalgia.

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William Sleet
Along with his portrayal of Joseph Merrick, this is John Hurt's greatest performance. Personally I don't think he's ever been better. I think if… More
Barry Lappin
At a time when homosexuality was about as popular as bing a nazi Mr Crisp went about his life as camply as possible. In the face of overwhelming odds he kept it… More
Sylvester Kuo
Somewhat funny and somewhat sad at the same time. It's a exaggerated portrayal of the LGBT subculture of the 30s in Britain, based on the autobiography of… More
Sunil Jawahir
Pretty fascinating but then again, Quentin Crisp was never boring. Great performance by John Hurt.