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Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger (2010)

Twenty five years after the death of Rock Hudson, friends, acquaintances, colleagues, biographers and movie historians discuss his career, his personal life and his death, all especially in... See full summary »
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Yanou Collart ...
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Sean O. Strub ...
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Michael Gottlieb ...
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Stockton Briggle ...
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Mervyn Silverman ...
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Richard Dyer ...
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Tom Santopietro ...
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Robert Hofler ...
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Rona Barrett ...
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Peter Kulok ...
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Don Crutchfield ...
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Mark Miller ...
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Twenty five years after the death of Rock Hudson, friends, acquaintances, colleagues, biographers and movie historians discuss his career, his personal life and his death, all especially in relation to his closeted homosexuality. Born Roy Fitzgerald, Hudson treated who was known as "Rock Hudson" as being a studio creation that was somewhat outside himself. However, he sometimes was still "Rock Hudson: movie star" to those who knew him. Publicly, he had to maintain the façade of that creation, the public who saw in him a handsome, rugged, masculine yet likable and safe leading man and movie star. That façade included a short two-year marriage of convenience to Phyllis Gates. His movie career on the most part also supported that façade, especially when there was a foil of a more effeminate or nebbish male character playing against him. His life changed when he was diagnosed with AIDS - the disease which would eventually take his life - at a time when little was known about it beyond it ... Written by Huggo

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A sad life
16 October 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a sad, touching and sweet film about a sad, touching sweet man. He had a very unhappy childhood, and his mean father belittled him. He always wanted to be an actor and became, of course, very successful, but those times demanded that he wear 2 masks: himself and a bland, heterosexual Everyman.

His agent persuaded him to change his name, a decision he always regretted as yet another way he lived a lie.

It was interesting to see Elizabeth Taylor in the film too. A child actor, she also had a demanding childhood. She had many young, gay and otherwise marginalized friends. Also an animal lover, the love she is permeated with shone out. I felt glad that she was there for Roy. (Rock).

Roy says much the same thing in the film: she loves everyone.


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