6.6/10
624
14 user 34 critic

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017)

Unrated | | Documentary, Biography | 27 July 2018 (USA)
Trailer
2:30 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Prime Video

A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

Director:

Matt Tyrnauer

Writers:

Scotty Bowers (biography), Matt Tyrnauer (screenplay)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Love, Gilda (2018)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa D'Apolito
Stars: Andrew Alexander, Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase
Studio 54 (2018)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of the notorious 1970s New York City nightclub.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Stars: Ian Schrager, Steve Rubell, Donald Rubell
Love, Cecil (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Respected photographer, artist and set designer, Cecil Beaton. was best known for his Academy Award-winning work, designing for such award-winning films such as Gigi (1958) and My Fair Lady... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Stars: Rupert Everett, David Bailey, Manolo Blahnik
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The iconic Carlyle hotel has been an international destination for a particular jet-set as well as a favorite haunt of the most discernible New Yorkers.

Director: Matthew Miele
Stars: Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Anthony Bourdain
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scotty Bowers Scotty Bowers ... Himself
Lois Bowers Lois Bowers ... Herself
William Mann William Mann ... Himself
David Kuhn David Kuhn ... Himself
Stephen Fry ... Himself
Peter Bart ... Himself
Paul Teetor Paul Teetor ... Himself
Jack Kimberling Jack Kimberling ... Himself
Michael Childers Michael Childers ... Himself
Lee Shook Lee Shook ... Himself
Robert Hofler Robert Hofler ... Himself
Dian Hanson Dian Hanson ... Herself
Tony Charmoli Tony Charmoli ... Himself
Paul LaMastra ... Himself (as Paul 'Al' LaMastra)
Phyllis Bowers Phyllis Bowers ... Herself (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scotty See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$461,689, 20 September 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Keeper of the Flame (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
PIMP MY RIDE
31 August 2018 | by js-66130See all my reviews

So apparently there was a steady line of randy Hollywoodsters taking advantage of a hedonistic drive-thru emporium at the local gas station. Wow. An effervescent and constantly smiling nonagenarian hustler Scotty Bowers says so. And the facts do too.

The sheer number of A-list stars and starlets named, and their varied sexual preferences sounds shocking even by today's unshockable standards. But when presented so matter-of-factly, and with such fondness by the charismatic Scotty Bowers, it all seems perfectly alright.

Seems there was more to the post war than just a baby boom. Waiting to protect their secrets, Scotty finally published his racy memoirs after his customers had passed, and now much of it is documented in this film. When asked if outing someone posthumously is kosher, Scotty asks, "what's wrong with being gay, baby?" Indeed.

Besides an endless stream of tabloid fodder tales, this documentary focuses on a very complex character. Someone whose free formed attitude towards sex is at both times bewildering and very refreshing, has a crackerjack memory and lust for life as he approaches the century mark, but also shows hints of hidden sadness. Scotty is a complicated man, who has lived a wild life, made many people very happy, but seems to be missing something. Baby.


17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed