Hollywood Puts ‘Real’ On Display

Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood exhibition extended at the Hollywood Museum through September 28th.


Film buffs and art junkies unite! The Hollywood Museum has been celebrating the talents of the LGBT community with an exhibition called Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood and if you haven’t been able to catch a glimpse into LGBT film then you’re in luck! Due to popular demand, the exhibition will remain open through September 28th.


The exhibit features photos, costumes, props and iconic imagery from previous LGBT films through the present. It provides patrons with a look back at how gays were portrayed in early Hollywood and into today’s mainstream.

Some of the fascinating items displayed in the Reel to Real Exhibition include a Photo Wall with images of renowned actors who have portrayed characters that have been gay icons over the years, including Annette Bening (TheKids are All Right); Glenn Close (Albert Nobs); Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family); Colin Firth (A Single Man); Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain); Sean Hayes and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace); Felicity Huffman (Transamerica); Nathan Lane and Robin Williams (The Birdcage); Sean Penn and James Franco (Milk) and Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry).


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