Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (NR)
After his clients died, Scotty wrote a tell-all book, but unlike some dishy works about long-gone Hollywood sex lives, this film boasts photos and accounts from well-known queer men, like Gore Vidal, to back up its stories. The items Scotty inherited from former clients, including a house and an Oscar(!), provide further corroboration.
But Scotty offers more than just salaciousness. We see evidence of Scotty's hoarding (he has one small house that is stuffed to the brim with old papers and memorabilia). We also come to understand that the childhood sexual abuse he survived — like many queer men of his generation, including Allen Ginsberg, he doesn't acknowledge sexual contact he had with adult men when he was a child as abuse -- and PTSD from his time in the Marines has helped shape his life and thinking. The film could use more interviews with women, like Lois, Scotty's wife of several decades who had no idea about his past when they married. She says, "I didn't know him as that person. Not sure I'd want to."