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Resident Alien

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Documentary LGBTQ 19901h 23mOn: Rent or Buy Only

At age 73, writer and melancholy master of the bon mot, Quentin Crisp (1908-1999), became an Englishman in New York. Rossiter's camera follows Crisp about the streets of Manhattan, where Crisp seems very much at home, wearing eye shadow, appearing on a makeshift stage, making and repeating wry observations, talking to John Hurt (who played Crisp in the autobiographical TV movie, "The Naked Civil Servant"), and dining with friends. Others who know Crisp comment on him, on his life as an openly gay man with an effeminate manner, and on his place in the history of gays' social struggle. The portrait that emerges is of one wit and of suffering.Resident Alien featuring Quentin Crisp and John Hurt is available for rent or purchase on iTunes, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's a documentary and LGBTQ movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (114 votes).

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Jonathan Nossiter

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Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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#63,691 Ranked Movie

#999 Ranked in LGBTQ Movies

#9694 Ranked in Documentary Movies

Resident Alien has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (114 votes). The movie is not at all popular with Reelgood users lately.

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