Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

2018 • 97 minutes
4.0
4 reviews
86%
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A deliciously scandalous portrait of Scotty Bowers, who after decades of discretion wrote a best-selling memoir detailing his secret life during Hollywood's Golden Age as a legendary escort and sexual procurer to closeted gay celebrities.
4.0
4 reviews
Perry Janoski
January 4, 2021
Scotty Bowers' engaging and sometimes creepy account of pimping many of Hollywood's marquee names, post WWII, actually left me feeling unwell. I'm no prude, but my love of Hollywood requires that some illusions be left intact. If brilliant careers can so easily be reduced to kinky anecdotes, what is the point of fantasy? Some of the material is already known. What's left made me wish I hadn't learned what proved to be sad and depressing, and only occasionally shocking.
John Haigh
December 8, 2018
Fascinating look at one man's assistance to help celebrities be themselves.
TRIP WILMOT
October 16, 2019
Brilliant look back to a bygone era.