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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017)

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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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Jennifer M. Kroot
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Credited cast:
Armistead Maupin ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Biafore Frank Biafore ... Himself
Kate Bornstein Kate Bornstein ... Herself - Author
Anita Bryant Anita Bryant ... Herself (archive footage)
Charles Busch ... Himself - Actor
Margaret Cho ... Herself - Comedian
Olympia Dukakis ... Herself - Actor
Neil Gaiman ... Himself - Writer
Jewelle Gomez Jewelle Gomez ... Herself - Author
Jonathan Groff ... Himself - Actor
Jesse Helms Jesse Helms ... Himself (archive footage)
Rock Hudson ... Himself (archive footage)
John Kerry ... Himself (archive footage)
Laura Linney ... Herself - Actor
Selene Luna Selene Luna ... Herself - Actor
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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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Features McMillan & Wife (1971) See more »

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Amazing Life Story and..
2 November 2017 | by arena-36887See all my reviews

Not only was I amazed by Armistead Maupin's life story, his charming candor, and the characters he's created; I also loved the portrait of San Francisco through time. The historical footage, and the recent footage came together in a way that told an authentic and beautiful story of the city I grew up near and now call home. It was especially amazing to see this film on the big screen at the Castro Theatre---I hope they screen it again because I would go see it again!


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