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Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars

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Can't entirely pin down whether it was the tone/style, all the people name-dropped, or the salaciousness of it all, but the book leaves you inclined not to believe a word of it. This is salacious, graphic material, but I read reviews beforehand and was aware of and prepared for its type of content. Perhaps he did have sexual liaisons or provide them for all of these Old Hollywood celebrities, but in the wise words of Whitney Houston: "show me the receipts! Quite quickly, Scotty became not just a trick but a bringer of tricks – an intermediary, a connection – as well as a participant.

but of course preferred women - even unto his sixties and even in his seventies was rarin' to go, is definately interesting but belief shakes once more. He justifies this by saying that indulging people's voyeurism is no different from any other kink he serviced, but the fact that the couples in question didn't consent to putting on this show and weren't being paid or even informed after the fact is gross.Sexually promiscuous yet able to compartmentalize his life, Scotty has a wife and child at home, but spends days, even weeks away from home, working as a bartender for friends’ parties, setting up tricks, and tricking himself. There’s a lot of darkness in the stories (like many non-famous folks, the sex of the stars is influenced as much by pain and past humiliations as pleasure), but the overall tone is a kind of bemused enjoyment. I have to confess that at several points during Scotty Bowers' sin-sational Hollywood tell-all, Full Service, I would forget that I was reading something allegedly from the non-fiction shelves. A.Police were always on the look out for a means to indulge their petty vindictiveness, and homosexuality was, and is, a much frowned upon habit in Hollywood; even now. The structure hops around on the timeline, too, so be prepared to recalibrate where in time the story is taking place.

Let's just say that it involves a baffled young male trick telling Scotty afterwards that he STILL doesn't understand why Mr. I think that's enough time, and his stories give a huge insight into a cultural touchstone of American history that would have otherwise been lost to the sands of time.He also claims to have provided women—mostly prostitutes—to Alfred Kinsey as interview subjects for his famous study on human sexuality. I can't quite think of another autobiography featuring such purple prose and such an unreliable narrator—or in which I've had to suspend, from front to back cover, such a great amount of disbelief. To others who reviewed the book and questioned why sometimes Scotty has a lot of details and sometimes he doesn't - gee, I'm 51 and I can remember some things in my past really clearly and others not so clearly. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Directed by Matt Tyrnauer and released in 2017, the documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood recounts the book's themes, expanded by additional recollections from Bowers and those in his life. Joanna Walters, in The Guardian, wrote that the book was a "titillating catalogue of sexual intrigue. I found the faux coyness the most irritating, where he'd dance around what he claimed two people (or more) did together, then in the next paragraph come out with thoroughly explicit language.People get very angry at the idea of these beloved Hollywood icons being revealed to have secrets, but actually all that Scotty's revealing is that these people were real. The street date of Scotty Bowers' "Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars," written with Lionel Friedberg, is Valentine's Day, but the eagerly anticipated memoir has been generating buzz for several weeks, and will most likely encounter a firestorm of criticism from some segments of the Hollywood set. These recollections of Scotties are sensational as they include a list of the great and the good of Hollywood of that period and provide so much in widening our understanding of how that strange place works: it is stunning how this underworld went on without a blip on the radar.

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