Dr Emmie McFadden speaks to the BBC about how the X-rated musical ‘Cabaret’ became a hit

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Sheffield Hallam film studies lecturer Dr Emmie McFadden has spoken to BBC Culture about the 1972 film Cabaret and its groundbreaking depictions of sexuality: “This film was released only three years after the Stonewall Riots, which was the single most important event that the led to the gay liberation movement in the US. The first Pride parade happened one year after Stonewall, and it was these two events that made positive portrayals of homosexuality on screen possible.”

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