2015 USA Film Festival: Tab Hunter Confidential
A rugged, all-American teen heart-throb during the 1950s, actor and musician Tab Hunter was Hollywood’s hottest young leading man, a boy-next-door from sunny California romantically linked to starlets such as Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds, Sophia Loren and Linda Darnell. He was also a deeply closeted gay man at a time when such a revelation would have devastating effects on one’s life and career.
In this touching and insightful documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz, Hunter opens up about his rough childhood, his struggle to balance his personal life with a career in the public spotlight, the demands of show business and his relationships with celebrities such as figure skater Ronnie Robertson and actors Etchika Choureau and Anthony Perkins. The fascinating film also provides a unique look behind the scenes of a bygone era. Featuring interviews with John Waters, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Robert Wagner and Robert Osborne.
Tab Hunter will be in attendance, and the screening will also serve as a tribute to Hunter.