The trailer for a new documentary about Scotty Bowers, the Hollywood hustler who helped arrange gay hookups for many closeted gay actors in the ’40s and ’50s, has just dropped and it looks juicy as hell.
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood tells the story of Scotty Bowers, an ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became the lover and confidante to many of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Cole Porter, Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, and Katharine Hepburn.
According to the film’s description:
In the 1940s and ‘50s, Scotty ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he would connect his friends with actors and actresses who had to hide their true sexual identities for fear of police raids at gay bars, societal shunning and career suicide. An unsung Hollywood legend, Bowers would cater to the sexual appetites of celebrities—straight and gay–for decades.
The documentary is based on Bowers’ New York Times best-selling memoir Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars. It opens in Los Angeles on July 27 and on August 3 in NYC.