THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTARY - PREMIERES AT THE 2017 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Having just been mustered out of the Marines Corps after the Second World War, Scotty Bowers came to Hollywood in 1946. Strikingly handsome and personable, he immediately caught the eye of many of the town’s stars, who encountered him at the gas station where he worked on Hollywood Boulevard. Scotty began having sex with many of the key players in the movie colony and soon started connecting many of them with his band of beautiful and promiscuous friends, most of them newly discharged from the military. The cinema vérité documentary is a secret history of Hollywood in the pre-Stonewall era.
An ALTIMETER FILMS Production
In Association with WAVELENGTH PRODUCTIONS and HUNTSMAN FILMS and WATER’S END PRODUCTIONS
“SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD”
Produced by MATT TYRNAUER, p.g.a. COREY REESER, p.g.a. JOSH BRAUN
Executive Producers JENIFER WESTPHAL PIERRE LAGRANGE LYNN PINCUS TOM DOLBY ALICE BAMFORD MILES BENICKES JONI BENICKES
ELLIOTT SERNEL LIONEL FRIEDBERG DAVID KUHN
Based on the Book “FULL SERVICE: MY ADVENTURES IN HOLLYWOOD AND THE SECRET SEX LIVES OF THE STARS”
by SCOTTY BOWERS with LIONEL FRIEDBERG
Edited by BOB EISENHARDT, A.C.E.
Co-Editor DANIEL MORFESIS Director of Photography CHRIS J. DAPKINS
Original Music by JANE ANTONIA CORNISH Directed by MATT TYRNAUER
Film showcases procurer behind Hollywood's closeted Golden Age
The Star - September 12, 2017
REVIEW - Alonso Duralde
The Wrap - September 10, 2017
REVIEW - Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter - September 9, 2017
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Vanity Fair - September 8, 2017
"Tyrnauer on Documentary 'Scotty,' Story of Hollywood's Golden Era Sexual Zelig"
Variety - September 7, 2017
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Hollywood Reporter - September 7, 2017
"13 LGBTQ Films to Watch From Fall's Blockbuster Film Festivals"
NBC News - September 5, 2017
"Top 10 Documentaries to see at TIFF 2017"
blogTO - August 22, 2017
"It Took Long Enough"
Hollywood Elsewhere - August 16, 2017
"Toronto Adds Morgan Spurlock, James Franco Films to Lineup"
The Hollywood Reporter - August 1, 2017
"The Films to Watch From TIFF 2017's Documentary Slate"
POV on PBS - August 1, 2017
"Toronto Sets Midnight Madness & Docs Lineup With Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’, Spurlock’s ‘Super Size Me 2’, More"
Deadline - August 1, 2017
"The Story of How West Hollywood Came to Symbolize LGBTQ L.A."
Los Angeles Magazine - May 23, 2017
"‘Scotty And the Secret History of Hollywood’ Coming Out In Cannes"
Deadline - May 20, 2017
"Kiss and Tell: Scotty Bowers' Scandalous Sex Tales of Gay Hollywood"
Out - March 21, 2016
"Confessions of a Sex Escort to the Stars: Scotty Bowers's Memoir, 'Full Service'"
The Daily Beast - February 18, 2012
"Hollywood Fixer Opens His Little Black Book"
New York Times - January 27, 2012