Bristling at his image as just another pretty face and wanting to be taken seriously, Tab Hunter was one of the few to be able to transcend pin-up boy status. He earned his stripes as an actor to become a major movie star and recording artist.
But throughout his years of stardom, he had a secret. Hunter was gay, and spent his Hollywood years in a precarious closet that repeatedly threatened to implode and destroy him.
Decades later, his dramatic, turbulent, and ultimately inspiring life story has become an explosive documentary feature. Tab Hunter Confidential offers unprecedented access to the man behind the marquee smile, who shares firsthand what it was like to be a manufactured movie star during the Golden Age of Hollywood and the consequences of being someone totally different from his studio image. The film traces his dizzying rise to Hollywood super-stardom, his secret life in an era when being openly gay was unthinkable, and his ultimate triumph when the limelight finally passed him by and true love won.
Punctuating Tab’s on-screen presence are rare film clips and provocative interviews with friends and co-stars including John Waters, Clint Eastwood, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, Portia de Rossi, and dozens more.
Available nationwide. Autographed copies available at tabhunter.com. —Troy Carrington
Click here for OutSmart’s interview with Tab Hunter.