Sunday, 7 November 2010

INTRODUCTION: THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT (1975)


If Quentin Crisp hadn't come along I think he would have had to have been invented.

Quentin Crisp was a defiantly out and proud effeminate homosexual but not because he chose to be, but because he had no choice but to be the same.

Most of his life was passed obscurely in the bohemia of London's artistic crowd until he reached his fifties and decided to write a memoir of his life. In time this was followed by acceptance by a publishing house, favourable reviews, interviews and then a documentary about his life.


However, the true birth date of Quentin Crisp as an icon concides with the adaptation of his book as a film by Philip Mackie starring John Hurt and directed by Jack Gold.


With no permission whatsoever, and via youtube, we present the film in its entirety (presented in eight segments below and running approx 75mins) but please help us stay the right side of the distributors by checking out the links below to the DVD and also that for the recent sequel: An Englishman In New York.


The Naked Civil Servant on DVD available from Amazon here>

An Englishman In New York on DVD available from Amazon here>

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT - PART 1

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT - PART 2

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT - PART 3

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT - PART 4

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT - PART 5

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT - PART 6

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT - PART 7

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT - PART 8