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Movie on Rock Hudsons Secret Life


Rock Hudson may have passed away 25 years ago, but much of his life is only now being exposed. Filmmakers Andrew Davies and Andre Schafer will unveil Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger at the Berlin International Film Festival next month.

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magazine reports the film is intended to reveal exactly what it was like for a Hollywood actor to suppress his homosexuality during an era when such a "scandal" could have ended his career. Hudson was typically cast in films as a masculine romantic lead and for much of his career narrowly avoided being outed -- even brokering a deal with a magazine to prevent an expose at one point.

The film features a star-studded list of interviewees including Elizabeth Taylor, Heather Locklear, novelist Armistead Maupin, and even Hudson's former assistant Tom Clark.

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