You might not know this blond-headed hunk (now 83) from the days of Tinseltown’s yesteryear because he wasn’t exactly a marquee idol. He enjoyed a mid-sized movie career, starring in war pictures in the 1950s before landing a plum contract at Warner Bros. — all the while keeping his private life off the record, on the Q.T. and very hush-hush. Well, almost.
Director Jeffrey Schwarz un-closets this Fifties Golden Boy in “Tab
Hunter Confidential,” the documentary film version of Hunter’s memoir,
co-penned by noir czar Eddie Muller nearly a decade ago. Schwarz
discovered Hunter’s story while interviewing him and his longtime
partner (and former Fox executive) Allan Glaser for Schwarz’s “I Am
Divine,” a documentary portrait of none-other-than Divine, John Waters’
muse and a close friend of Hunter’s.
The Film Collaborative opens “Tab Hunter Confidential” October 16th (New York) & October 30th (Los Angeles).