|Film poster for the 1984 film Improper Conduct|
It is important to underscore that the systematic repression of homosexuals had an ideological component that also impacted policies in Communist China and the Soviet Union. In the Soviet Union homosexuality was criminalized in 1933, "punishable by prison and hard labor, and Stalinist anti-gay policies persisted throughout the 1960s and 1970s." In 1949 upon taking power in Mainland China the communists declared homosexuality a symptom of "bourgeois decadence" and set out to eliminate it.
Below is an online version of the entire documentary that is also available on Amazon.com.