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Resident Alien is a 1990 documentary film directed, produced and edited by Jonathan Nossiter, and co-produced by Dean Silvers. Resident Alien was Crisp's first documentary, this was followed by Naked in New York in 1994 and The Celluloid Closet in 1995.
At age 72, writer and melancholy master of the bon mot, Quentin Crisp (1908–1999), became an Englishman in New York. John Foster'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 one of wit and of suffering.
- Quentin Crisp as Himself
- Sting as Himself - Singer
- John Hurt as Himself - Actor
- Holly Woodlawn as Herself - Performer/Actor
- Fran Lebowitz as Herself - Writer
- Michael Musto as Himself - Gossip Columnist
Christopher Null for rated the movie 2.5 stars out of 5 and "Ok". he stated that the "film that is ostensibly about why a strange little man decides to uproot his life and move" to New York, but it provides no answers.
"Savagely amusing and warm." The Washington Post.
"Perceptive and thoroughly engaging." The LA Times.
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