The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

DVD - 2017
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Jennifer Kroot's documentary about the creator of Tales of the city moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of '70's San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.
Publisher: [United States] : Outcast Films, c2017
Edition: Educational version
Branch Call Number: DVD 306.7662 M445U 2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Language Note: Closed-captioned

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Mooseum
Jun 20, 2018

A friend recommended this movie after seeing it, and surmising that I had lived in San Francisco when Tales of the City appeared daily in the San Francisco Chronicle. That was my introduction to Armistead Maupin. This is a wonderful documentary. If you ever wondered how a person became who they are, this is a great example of how things might not turn out how one might expect. Interesting to know that as a young man, Maupin worked for Jesse Helms, and knew Richard Nixon! More interesting are his friendships with Rock Hudson and Ian McKellen. The tidbit about Margaret Cho's parents owning a bookstore on Polk Street is an interesting aside. There is much candor in this movie. Isn't that how it should be?

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gingerbeer
Jan 08, 2018

This is a funny, frank and delightful profile of this influential and entertaining writer!

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StarGladiator
Oct 09, 2017

Yes, I enjoyed Maupin's Tales of the City, but even more you should ask Maupin about Fake News - - as one of Nixon's dirty tricks writers, before he went straight [in journalism, that is and one hopes], Maupin knows Fake News from waaaaay back, although the beginning even predates him. [For that you'd need to ask Dan Rather, Jim Lehrer, Tom Braden, Pat Buchanan, the O'Leary boys and a host of others.]

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