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Tab Hunter was a Hollywood golden boy known for his roles in “Damn Yankees” and other hits during the 1950s, but despite being a teenage heartthrob, he kept a big secret — which is now being revealed for the first time in Jeffrey Schwarz’s documentary, “Tab Hunter Confidential.”
The documentary follows Hunter’s growth as a star and his decision to hide his sexual identity. Now at a distance from his hectic 1950’s fame, Hunter discusses his sexuality and everything that came with stardom. Through interviews with Hunter and his famous collaborators, including Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, John Waters, George Takei, Clint Eastwood and Portia De Rossi, Schwartz explores dealing with fame and hiding sexuality as a celebrity.
“Tab Hunter Confidential” will premiere in New York theaters on October 16 and in Los Angeles theaters on October 30. Check out the trailer for the documentary above.