Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
6:30pm - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
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. In 2012, he finally spilled his secrets in the bestselling memoir "Full Service," which revealed a dramatic counter-narrative on Hollywood's Golden Age. While the studio PR machines were promoting their stars as hetero, wholesome, and monogamous, Bowers was fulfilling their true desires. This cinema-vérité documentary tells his story, as well as an alternate pre-Stonewall history of Hollywood.
"SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD offers plenty of prurient thrills for film fans, but beyond the gossip lies a poignantly illuminating look at decades of sexual mores." (Rotten Tomatoes)
"Who knew that history could be such titillating fun?" (Toronto Star)
"SCOTTY offers more than just salaciousness." (Village Voice)
Wednesday, August 22
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (Matt Tyrnauer, 2018 / 98 mins / PG) 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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