The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2017
  • Running time: 90 min
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin examines the life and work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. read more
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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin examines the life and work of one of the world's most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. Jennifer Kroot's documentary about the creator of Tales of the City moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan) Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.

Original Release

03/11/2017

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Cast

Armistead Maupin Himself
Neil Gaiman Himself
Ian McKellen Himself
Olympia Dukakis Herself
Laura Linney Herself
Amy Tan Herself
Jonathan Groff Himself
Kate Bornstein Herself - Author
Margaret Cho Herself - Comedian
Amanda Palmer Herself - Musician, Performance Artist
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jennifer M. Kroot

Cast

Armistead Maupin Himself
Neil Gaiman Himself
Ian McKellen Himself
Olympia Dukakis Herself
Laura Linney Herself
Amy Tan Herself
Jonathan Groff Himself
Kate Bornstein Herself - Author
Margaret Cho Herself - Comedian
Amanda Palmer Herself - Musician, Performance Artist
Frank Biafore Himself
Anita Bryant Herself (archive footage)
Charles Busch Himself - Actor
Jewelle Gomez Herself - Author
Jesse Helms Himself (archive footage)
Rock Hudson Himself (archive footage)
John Kerry Himself (archive footage)
Selene Luna Herself - Actor
Harvey Milk Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Falconer Newhall Herself - Former Copy Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

Producers

Editors

Bill Weber

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