This trailer - and movie if you can find it - is something to watch the next time you complain about the lgbt images on television and the movies these days. The Gay Deceivers (1969) was a "comedy" which told the story of two men seeking to avoid military service by pretending they are gay. The following is from wikipedia:
According to gay film historian Vito Russo in his book The Celluloid Closet, co-star Michael Greer, who played the flamboyantly gay Malcolm and who was himself gay, tried to work with the screenwriter and director to minimize the negativity of the characterization and present Malcolm in a positive light.
I don't think Greer was successful.
Supposedly it featured a twist ending of the two men not having to serve because the two investigators themselves were gay and were plotting to keep heterosexual men out of the military.
While watching this trailer, keep telling yourself, "Thank God they don't make movies like this anymore, Thank God they don't make movies like this anymore . . ."
Past Know Your LGBT History Posts: