Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood: Matt Tyrnauer’s Docu

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood by Matt Tyrnauer

This documentary, shot in cinema-vérité style, tells the “secret” sexual history of Hollywood in the pre-Stonewall era.

Director Matt Tyrnauer explains the motivation behind the film:

“The film reviews the history of sexuality in the second half of the twentieth century, when the Second World War tore through a Puritan society still stuck in a Victorian-era morality,  Los Angeles, and the film colony in particular, were a zone of freedom and experimentation. Scotty became a symbol for making it acceptable to have a good time back then.”