On Saturday night I watched the film Naked Civil Servant. It's based on Quentin Crisp's autobiography, which is also called, surprisingly, Naked Civil Servant. I have the book too, my mum bought it for me last summer. But for some reason, I had difficulties when I was trying to read it. Maybe I just could't concentrate.. or there were used too many unfamiliar words.. or maybe it was just a too strange experience for me, to read something I haven't ever read before, as I'm always reading the same books over and over again. I was so frustrated because I couldn't understand everything of this book, so I stopped reading and I still haven't read it till the end..
Anyway, I borrowed the film from a library. I couldn't find it at first, because all the films are in alphaphetical order there and I was looking for it under 'N'.. Naked Civil Servant. It didn't occur to me that I should be looking under 'P', I had no idea that the film has a finnish name too. Anyway.. I finally found and borrowed it. When I got home, the first thing I wanted to do was to check if the film is black-and-white! But yeah, it's a coloured film despite the video tape looking so old.
I really liked the film! I admire Quentin Crisp. He seemed to be a very interesting man. And it wasn't easy to be an effeminate gay in those times.. But he was who he was, no matter what people thought about it!