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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

Writers:

Scotty Bowers (biography), Matt Tyrnauer (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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PIMP MY RIDE
31 August 2018 | by js-66130See all my reviews

So apparently there was a steady line of randy Hollywoodsters taking advantage of a hedonistic drive-thru emporium at the local gas station. Wow. An effervescent and constantly smiling nonagenarian hustler Scotty Bowers says so. And the facts do too.

The sheer number of A-list stars and starlets named, and their varied sexual preferences sounds shocking even by today's unshockable standards. But when presented so matter-of-factly, and with such fondness by the charismatic Scotty Bowers, it all seems perfectly alright.

Seems there was more to the post war than just a baby boom. Waiting to protect their secrets, Scotty finally published his racy memoirs after his customers had passed, and now much of it is documented in this film. When asked if outing someone posthumously is kosher, Scotty asks, "what's wrong with being gay, baby?" Indeed.

Besides an endless stream of tabloid fodder tales, this documentary focuses on a very complex character. Someone whose free formed attitude towards sex is at both times bewildering and very refreshing, has a crackerjack memory and lust for life as he approaches the century mark, but also shows hints of hidden sadness. Scotty is a complicated man, who has lived a wild life, made many people very happy, but seems to be missing something. Baby.


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