Charlton Heston Never ever Understood Ben-Hur and Messala Were being Homosexual

The epic Ben-Hur gained 11 Academy Awards and continues to be a classic about 60 yrs later on. Nevertheless, the film held a massive thriller to its star, Charlton Heston who played Judah Ben-Hur. Screenwriter Gore Vidal admits he additional a LGBTQ subplot to the biblical film and in no way told Heston about it. 

L-R: Stephen Boyd and Charlton Heston | Silver Screen Assortment/Getty Images

Vidal explains in the 1995 documentary The Celluloid Closet, which is now part of the Sony Photographs Classics 30th Anniversary 4K UHD Collection. It turns out Judah Ben-Hur had a lover the actor never ever realized about. 

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