Peter Bart: Scotty Bowers, Whether Maverick Or Outlaw, May Challenge Hollywood Zeitgeist With His Tales

Was he just a sexual outlaw or an underground hero? Was his mission simply to defy the cops or to extend help to a persecuted minority? Those questions may be debated by some next week with the theatrical release of Matt Tyrnauer's documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. Set in the 1950s and early ’60s when blacklists, both sexual and political, darkened the Hollywood landscape, the doc's focus seems relevant to today's zeitgeist, when the blacklist…

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