Yep. You read that correctly. The visionary director of the Oscar-winning Call Me By Your Name and the 2018 Suspiria remake is teaming up with the funny guys behind Superbad and Pineapple Express to do a biopic about the man at the center of Old Hollywood’s sexcapades.
Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino is set to direct from a script by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg a feature film about Scotty Bowers, the supposed “male madame” to stars like Rock Hudson, Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis.
Bowers’ best-selling 2012 memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars. The feature currently in development is said to be based on the 2017 documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood from Matt Tyrnauer.
Bowers claims include “He once hooked up closeted actors Grant and Hudson at the gas station for $20; he arranged more than 100 get-togethers for Hepburn over five decades; he personally slept with FBI director J. Edgar Hoover while the latter was dressed in drag; he organized orgies for composer Cole Porter; and he participated in numerous studies with sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, who was keen to learn more about Bowers’ pansexuality.”
Bowers passed away in 2019 at the age of 96.
Rogen and Goldberg will next release An American Pickle on HBO Max, and Guadagnino will soon debut HBO series We Are Who We Are.
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