7 giu 2019 · The Lavender Scare: Directed by Josh Howard. With Glenn Close, David Hyde Pierce, Cynthia Nixon, Zachary Quinto. With the United States gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be "security risks" and orders the immediate firing of any government employee discovered to be gay or lesbian.
- Josh Howard
The Lavender Scare is the first documentary film to tell the little-known story of an unrelenting campaign by the federal government to identify and fire all employees suspected of being homosexual. In 1953, President Eisenhower declared gay men and lesbians to be a threat to the security of the country and therefore unfit for government service.
The Lavender Scare, directed by Josh Howard and narrated by Glenn Close, is a documentary film that recounts the events of the Lavender Scare. David K. Johnson is part of the project, as the film is based on his book.
18 giu 2019 · The Lavender Scare: the shocking true story of an anti-LGBT witch-hunt. In an eye-opening new documentary, director Josh Howard reveals the horrifying state-sanctioned homophobia that once...
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- Guy Lodge
7 giu 2019 · Reviews Jun 7, 2019 10:42am PT Film Review: ‘The Lavender Scare’ An essential and absorbing documentary tells the story of the political repression of homosexuality in America in the '50s,...
7 giu 2019 · The Lavender Scare. No matter how familiar you may be with the history of the modern gay rights movement or the domestic discontents of America in the Cold War, Josh Howard ’s incisive documentary “The Lavender Scare” offers a stirring depiction of gay travails during that era that’s as shocking as it is illuminating.