In The Celluloid Closet, stereotypes for queer characters began with the "sissy". The sissy is the stock gay character used in early films. With an asexual role, sissies were used in films and were shown to be queer through subliminal messages. The understanding of these characters, according to Harvey, was never explicitly stated, but was known. Homosexuals in these early films were portrayed as villains and predators. Queer women in these films were either objectified or filled the predator villain roles. Being that the church kept these all of these characters from being shown as queer and righteous; the queer characters in these films were always in the closet. This has progressed through the decades, though every gay character had died fairly violently through the 80's. This has a profound impact because it taught the viewer that people who identified as queer were to be in the closet. Looking into Harvey's notion of visibility further shows the impact of the lack of representation in films. To accept such a negative depiction proves the desperation for a relatable character. Since these depictions were developed there has been progress in how Queer and GLBT people are shown in films. The age of the late 90's to early 2000's was the time of the all knowing and quip filled gay character. Though this was a more positive stereotype, it was still a stereotype. Until film makers start to use queer and GLBT characters in the same way they use the straight-white-male in films I will still be upset.