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Movie Heartthrob Tab Hunter Remembers His Closeted Years And Fear Of Being Outed

With his wholesome blond good looks, Tab Hunter became a top box office star in the 1950s, headlining hit movies like Battle Cry and Damn Yankees. He even launched a successful singing career and his song “Young Love” became a number one hit. He seemed to have everything and was often referred to as “America’s Boy Next Door.” However, Hunter had a secret he needed to keep hidden: he was gay. In the new documentary Tab Hunter Confidential (adapted from the actor’s 2005 memoir), the now 83-year-old shares his fear of being outed during his hey day, his love affair with Anthony Perkins and the incredible story of how he endured to become a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood’s roller coaster. The film will premiere March 15 at the SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas.

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