Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood


In Hollywood’s Golden Age, studio publicists presented movie stars as paragons of heterosexual domesticity, but behind the curtain, some beloved actors and actresses had very different proclivities. Many of these celebrity sexcapades first came to light in Scotty Bowers’ controversial book Full Service. This fascinating documentary balances juicy gossip (bolstered by expert witnesses like Gore Vidal and Liz Smith) with a compassionate look at Bowers’ life. Meet the man who pierces the veil and shines a light on the private sexual dalliances of some of cinema’s biggest stars.

Preceded By:

Everything Must Go, My Love (Dir: Jocelyn Roy, 10 min.)

SAT | July 14 | DGA 1 | 1:45 PM

Director: Matt Tyrnauer

USA | 98 minutes | 2017

Post Screening Reception: 

DGA Atrium | 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Director Bio: 

Matt Tyrnauer is a director, producer, and journalist whose films include Valentino: The Last Emperor; Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival; and Studio 54, about the famed New York nightclub, which is the Opening Night Gala at Outfest Los Angeles 2018. Tyrnauer’s upcoming projects include the HBO adaptation of his Vanity Fair article “Once Upon a Time in Beverly Hills”; a docuseries on culturally significant homes for Apple; and Don’t Mess with Roy Cohn, about the Svengali behind Joseph McCarthy and Donald Trump.