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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017)




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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after the Second World War and became confidante, aide de camp and lover to many of Hollywood's greatest male--and female stars. In the 1940s and '50s, he ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he would connect his band of friends from the military with those who had to hide their true sexual identities from the public. An unsung Hollywood legend, Bowers would cater to the sexual appetites of celebrities straight, gay and omnivorous for decades.


Critic Reviews for Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

There's plenty of gossip to be found here, but there's also no shortage of humanity.

September 10, 2017 | Full Review…

A nicely filled-out look at different eras, one secrecy-ridden and dedicated to the preservation of illusion, the other wide open and blasé about personal predilections.

September 10, 2017 | Full Review…

By the time the film ends with Scotty's 91st birthday, we emerge feeling simultaneously soiled and invigorated.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

More challenging and complex than a simple interview with a gossip, this documentary has almost an automatic pass to the nominations of the awards season. [Full review in Spanish]

November 20, 2017 | Full Review…

'Scotty and the Secret History' is a fascinating portrait that neither lionizes nor judges its subject. It merely lets you take him for what he is.

September 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The present-day footage is more compelling than any of the gossipy bits, which turn out to be the hook that pulls the film into more fraught and complex directions.

September 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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