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Phantom of the Paradise

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  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • AKA:
    Phantom of the Fillmore
  • Author: Brian De Palma
  • Director: Brian De Palma
  • Producer: Gustave M. Berne
  • Year: 1974
  • Country: US
  • 92 minutes
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A disfigured musician sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music.

Qvamp says:

The gay character is played for laughs. He is a supposedly butch rock star, but turns out to be exceedingly stereotypical.

Though the characterization is painful by today's standards, any positive spin you could have added 'for it's time' was undone when a man trying to convince the gay guy to stay, called him 'Tinkerbell'

There is also a weird all-female orgy scene that appears to solely be for male viewer titillation.

Rating D-
Queer Vampire Rating F
Amount of Gay Content alluded to


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