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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017)

Unrated | | Documentary, Biography | 27 July 2018 (USA)
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A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

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Matt Tyrnauer

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Scotty Bowers (biography), Matt Tyrnauer (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scotty Bowers Scotty Bowers ... Himself
Lois Bowers Lois Bowers ... Herself
William Mann William Mann ... Himself
David Kuhn David Kuhn ... Himself
Stephen Fry ... Himself
Peter Bart ... Himself
Paul Teetor Paul Teetor ... Himself
Jack Kimberling Jack Kimberling ... Himself
Michael Childers Michael Childers ... Himself
Lee Shook Lee Shook ... Himself
Robert Hofler Robert Hofler ... Himself
Dian Hanson Dian Hanson ... Herself
Tony Charmoli Tony Charmoli ... Himself
Paul LaMastra ... Himself (as Paul 'Al' LaMastra)
Phyllis Bowers Phyllis Bowers ... Herself (voice)
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A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$28,144, 29 July 2018

Gross USA:

$461,689

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$461,689
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1.78 : 1
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Somewhat entertaining but mostly dull
20 August 2018 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

True story of Scotty Bowers. He was a young. handsome guy who (in the 1950s and 60s) provided men and women to closeted actors an actresses. Most of the movie consists of Bowers (still alive and in his 90s) talking to the camera and recounting his life. It also has him visiting people he worked with who back up his story 100%. There's also talk about who was gay back then. Naturally all the stars they talk about are conveniently dead. There's also some hardcore gay sex footage. (It's not rated but would easily get an NC-17 if it were).

This isn't a bad movie but I was bored silly. I actually dozed off a few times! The film says the same things multiple times over and none of the revelations of who was gay are shocking. It just shows us again and again that Bowers is a compulsive hoarder--the state of his houses is downright disgusting. So it was somewhat interesting but I was bored.


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