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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.


Jennifer M. Kroot
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Credited cast:
Armistead Maupin ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Biafore Frank Biafore ... Self
Kate Bornstein Kate Bornstein ... Self - Author
Anita Bryant ... Self (archive footage)
Serge Burgos Serge Burgos ... Self
Charles Busch ... Self - Actor
Margaret Cho ... Self - Comedian
Olympia Dukakis ... Self - Actor
Neil Gaiman ... Self - Writer
Jewelle Gomez Jewelle Gomez ... Self - Author
Jonathan Groff ... Self - Actor
Jesse Helms ... Self (archive footage)
Rock Hudson ... Self (archive footage)
John Kerry ... Self (archive footage)
Laura Linney ... Self - Actor


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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Personal for me
9 January 2020 | by arch-32727See all my reviews

I was clicking through the LGBTQ titles on Netflix yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see that a documentary was available about Armistead Maupin.

Of course, I had to watch it immediately! I've read almost all of his books and loved the original Tales of the City on PBS.

It was excellent, I enjoyed this documentary very much, I highly recommend it.

It was very personal for me because I briefly dated Armistead Maupin before he met his current husband.

If you love a good documentary, you love San Francisco and you are a fan of Armistead Maupin, get comfy on your sofa with a cup of tea and enjoy this wonderful film.

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