• Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018)

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Release Date: July 27th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

The deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a former Marine who lands in Hollywood after World War II and becomes a legendary escort and sexual procurer to closeted gay celebrities.

Cast: Scotty Bowers, Peter Bart, Stephen Fry

Director: Matt Tyrnauer

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Altimeter Films, Water's End Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Inkoo KangSlate

    It’s an important corrective to many contemporary and historical accounts of Hollywood, reinstating the queerness that has too often been straight-washed out of them. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    At a certain point, anyone who reads Bowers’ book or sees this film has to decide whether to believe him or not. At this stage, there is no reason not to; Scotty does not seem remotely like a braggart or someone desperate for a sliver of late-in-life fame. show more

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Tyrnauer smartly dissects how stifling the era’s sexual politics were — and his affectionate portrait of Bowers sneaks in some balance by critiquing him for writing a juicy tell-all that, in essence, outed people without their permission. show more

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