Tab Hunter Confidential

USA | 2015 | 90 minutes | Jeffrey Schwarz

Before the Beatles and the Biebs, there was Tab Hunter. The blonde-haired, blue-eyed star was a film and music sensation who elicited screams from teen girls and dated Natalie Wood and Debbie Reynolds despite the fact that the swoon-inducing star was gay. Actor Tab Hunter and producer Allan Glaser scheduled to attend.

Friday, May 15, 2015

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In the 1950s, Tab Hunter was Warner Bros.’ all-American boy-next-door, king of the box office and the pop charts, romantically linked to starlets in movie magazines and worshipped by adoring teenage fans. All the while, the ambitious young actor was keeping his sexuality and private life a secret from the world. Jeffrey Schwartz’s absorbing film biography lets Tab Hunter tell his own story in extensive interviews, while employing masses of footage from all eras of Hunter’s career, creatively cut so the Tab Hunter of the ’50s and present day exist side by side on screen. The film is packed with interviews with Hunter’s costars, collaborators, and admirers. (That Debbie Reynolds, John Waters, and George Takei are among them gives a thumbnail sketch of Hunter’s varied resumé.) Hunter, now withdrawn from public life as an actor, still has that megawatt smile and a seasoned nonchalance about the rollercoaster of his career. He’s happy with his quiet life in Santa Barbara, his relationship, and particularly with his horse Harlow. What more does an all-American boy need?

Director Biography
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeffrey Schwartz’s previous feature documentaries include I Am Divine, about the drag superstar and muse of John Waters, and “Vito” for HBO Documentary Films, about gay activist and film scholar Vito Russo.

Sponsored by Seattle Met, Greater Seattle Business Association

  • Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
  • Principal Cast: Tab Hunter, John Waters, Clint Eastwood, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Producer: Allan Glaser, Neil Koenigsberg, Jeffrey Schwarz
  • Cinematographers: Nancy Schreiber
  • Editors: Jeffrey Schwartz
  • Music: Michael The Millionaire Cudahy
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: I Am Divine (Doc, 2013), Vito (Doc, 2011), Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (Doc, 2008), Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (Doc, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: The Film Collaborative