Mr. Quentin Crisp and Mr. John Hurt.
Mark Simpson conducts a kind of comparative iconography of John Hurt as Quentin Crisp in the intertitle
-replete Naked Civil Servant
and, 33 years later, as Crisp again in An Englishman in New York
. “[A]s an effeminate homosexual, he was imprisoned inside an exquisite paradox, like some kind of ancient insect trapped in amber: Attracted to masculine males – the famous Great Dark Man – he cannot himself be attracted to a man who finds him, another male, attractive because then they cannot be the Great Dark Man any more.”
posted by joeclark
on Jan 22, 2010 -