"The film includes salacious stories, but it never feels exploitative. This is partly because it reveals the loneliness of the world Bowers inhabited. It also explores the moralistic streak of those who attack him. Many point to the fact that Bowers has outed people who can no longer “defend” themselves. But this places queerness in a cloud of shame, implying that living family members might be harmed by Bowers’ revelations. Who is really being hurt? The film suggests that staunch critics are far more offended by the idea that a beloved movie star might be gay."
Read my full review at the National Post: nationalpost.com/entertainment/movies/scotty-and-the-secret-history-of-hollywood-reveals-a-salacious-and-lonely-la-la-land