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(1070) 6.6 98 min 2017

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is a movie starring Scotty Bowers, Lois Bowers, and William Mann. A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual...

Scotty Bowers, Lois Bowers, David Kuhn, William Mann
Biography, Documentary
Matt Tyrnauer

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Biography, Documentary
Director Matt Tyrnauer
Writer Scotty Bowers, Lionel Friedberg
Stars Scotty Bowers, Lois Bowers, David Kuhn, William Mann
Country USA
Also Known As Scotty y los secretos de Hollywood, Scotty
Runtime 1H 38M
Description Two general phases in the life of Scotty Bowers are presented. The first, and arguably the most salacious, is the post-WWII era after the end of his military duty when he was working at a Richfield gas station in Los Angeles. Although he was already no stranger to the breadth of sexual activity in which humans can engage, his encounter with Walter Pidgeon at the gas station, he who invited Scotty up to his place "for a swim", led to Scotty's "career" as a sexual being for hire, as well as one procuring sexual favors between others, albeit never with a dime going into his own pocket for that latter service (i.e. he never having considered himself a pimp). At a time when the Hays code was in effect which led to the movie studios closely controlling at least the public lives and thus images of especially their stars, Scotty's services became known as trusted ones for Hollywood celebrities who wanted/needed a sexual outlet of any nature outside of a conventional husband/wife marriage. This part of Scotty's story focuses largely on the sexual needs of Hollywood A-listers who were straight to middle America, with, in many cases, their homosexual orientation the worst kept secret in Tinseltown. This part of Scotty's life was unknown to his current wife of over thirty years, Lois Bowers, until he recently published his book on the matter on which this documentary is based. The second is his current life in which he is peddling the aforementioned book and which he is living off many of the connections made during his years as a hustler, such as owning several houses given to him. It is arguably something about Scotty's current life as opposed to his years as a hustler and sexual procurer that concerns Lois more than anything about their marriage.

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Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 04:24

One of the greatest films of all time in my opinion. This documentary focuses on the man who directed "Batman Forever", the comics from which the popular television series is based on. Filmmakers Robbie Blum and Mark Doyle take us into the world of the comics. They have spent the better part of two decades making their history of comics to what they would like to make the definitive biography. They work with several major writers and directors, and try to stick to what they know is historically correct. The biggest shocker is that they don't go as far as showing the entire comic book from the 1930s to today. For this film, they focus on the first half of the decade of the 1940s, then going back in time to Batman #1, and later going to comics by Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson and even Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. This is a fascinating history lesson for people who know nothing about the comics. This is the kind of film that makes me laugh and even shout out at the screen, and it is a film that you will absolutely love if you are a fan of comic books. In my opinion, the only negative points to the film are that the lack of time on "Batman", and they spent way to little time with the directors of the comics. The comic books were just starting to get into the hands of kids and adults. I think that this would have been a fantastic documentary film if it wasn't for time constraints. If you are a fan of the comic books, this is a film you will not want to miss. This film has a certain nostalgia that will work wonders with the people who were a fan of the comic books at that time. Don't miss it!
Friday, 18 Sep 2020 16:58

One of the best documentaries I've ever seen, the way it moves along at a good pace and keeps you interested. The short version is that the only documentary that really surprised me was Getting There, about the founding of the world of photography. Now, even though Getting There is one of the most interesting documentaries out there and by far it's by far the most telling one, I just found the documentary Getting There more interesting. That's what I was doing with this one. It's not exactly an adventure from start to finish like Getting There, but the journey is an interesting one and the filming of it is very interesting. It takes a while before the actual journey takes place, and as the journey comes to a close, it's so sudden and jarring that it is almost unreal. Even though I really enjoyed this documentary, I don't think it's an entirely solid film. Although the photography is good, and it's very well done, I didn't really think it was an amazing documentary. The story is very slow moving and the entire documentary is sort of slow. It gets tiring and I never really cared about what was going to happen next, unlike Getting There, where I was totally immersed in the story. I also thought the documentary had very little to do with the subject of filmmaking. As mentioned earlier, Getting There was really the most telling documentary out there, and I think it's important to know what that documentary is about and that was it's focus on filmmaking. Getting There basically takes a look at the beginnings of what is now known as the Golden Age of Cinema. As I said, it's not as interesting as Getting There, but the film is a little bit more interesting than Get There. Get There is the documentary about movies and filmmaking. Getting There is about the world of film and the things that the movies say and how films can influence our lives, be the source of inspiration, or just cause change in our lives, and all of that is about the films. The documentaries on these two movies are actually quite similar, and getting through Getting There was a lot more boring than Get There. Getting There is not quite as exciting as Getting There, but it's still interesting enough and at least got a few laughs out of me.
Saturday, 12 Sep 2020 23:47

I had the chance to attend the Q&A session at the NYC premiere of this film. As the discussion went on, I realized how deeply and passionately the subject of how the Academy has overlooked the movies of the past several decades. I saw the point being made by the Q&A panelists and then heard the audience applaud. I want to say that I have seen many films in my lifetime and I am always amazed at the sheer audacity of the movie-making process. I don't know anyone who hasn't made a movie or been in the process of making one, and I am sure that many will agree with me that the art form has never been more challenging. But it is what it is, and we can appreciate the many films that have been made that are truly original and deserve recognition. The Academy Awards are a result of the numbers of movies that were made in the past few years. I am sure that there will be a number of films that will be nominated and many will be in the running. The problem is that a lot of the films that were nominated will not be nominated. I have yet to see a film that will be nominated for best picture. I will be looking forward to seeing the nominees, but I would be surprised if there are many that are not in the running. As for me, I would be happy to see a film that was nominated for best picture, even if that film is not nominated for best picture. That is a great honor. I do believe that this film is a true and honest account of the history of film making in Hollywood. It is a must see film for all of us.

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