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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017)

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN celebrates one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to re-claim their lives.

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THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN examines the life and work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. Jennifer Kroot's documentary about the creator of TALES OF THE CITY moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan) Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70's San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war. Written by Anonymous

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Armistead Maupin speaks of how Rock Hudson's people tried to blame his haggard appearance on Hudson's following a watermelon diet. It was Liberace's people who tried this tactic. See more »

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A story-teller through and through
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1/11/18. Maupin shares his life on paper and his southern roots and how they were influenced by his life as a gay man. You can tell he has made peace with himself during a time when being gay was not so acceptable while he was growing up. Being a literary icon made his story-telling interesting to listen to.


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