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Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 16 October 2015 (USA)
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The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.

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Jeffrey Schwarz

Writers:

Tab Hunter (based on the book written by), Eddie Muller (based on the book written by)
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Credited cast:
Clint Eastwood ... Self
Rock Hudson ... Self (archive footage)
Natalie Wood ... Self (archive footage)
Paul Newman ... Self (archive footage)
Robert Wagner ... Self
Portia de Rossi ... Self
George Takei ... Self
James Dean ... Self (archive footage)
Noah Wyle ... Self
Debbie Reynolds ... Self
Anthony Perkins ... Self (archive footage)
John Waters ... Self
Lainie Kazan ... Self
Tab Hunter ... Self
Liz Torres ... Self
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In the 1950s, Tab Hunter is number one at the box office and number one on the music charts. He is Hollywood's most sought-after star and America's boy next door. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren are just a few of the actresses he is romantically linked to. Nothing, it seems, can damage his skyrocketing career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter is secretly gay. Now, Tab Hunter's secret is out. In TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL we will meet, for the first time, the real Tab Hunter as he shares with us the whole story of a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood's roller coaster.

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Hollywood's All American Boy Had A Secret


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Connections

Features The Big Sleep (1946) See more »

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Don't Let It Get Around
Written by Tab Hunter & Gwen Davis
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Standing Ovation in London
27 March 2015 | by donna-191-140428See all my reviews

Caught the London screening. The place was packed, not an empty seat in the house, and Mr. Hunter received a thunderous well-deserved standing ovation.

This is one of the best celebrity biography docs for a long time, and will bring to a new, younger audience the reality of how the old Hollywood studio system manipulated its stars for their own corporate gain.

In Tab Hunter Confidential, Mr. Hunter narrates, sharing his insightful and honest view of the Hollywood star-making system of the 50s and his personal rise, success, frustration and fall at Warner Brothers Studios. With self-deprecating humor and warmth, Mr. Hunter reflects on the policies, plans and politics of the studio which dictated how to live in and survive the public life of a movie star, generating popularity and the adoration of his fans. He combines this with honest reflections of his closeted life as a gay man when the word gay did not even exist at the time. Mr. Hunter's frank and authentic portrait of his loves, his family and his faith are complicated, moving and intelligently presented.

Kudos to getting this fascinating autobiography onto the screen with taste and elegance.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,945, 18 October 2015

Gross USA:

$85,812

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,812
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