But Bowers says Spencer Tracy didn't want to be like them and struggled with his homosexuality. At 11, he was sexually abused by an adult neighbor, except Bowers refuses to call it abuse and denies he was damaged. But in Matt Tyrnauer's documentary, "Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood," he says he just wanted to make people happy, especially men who wanted men and women who wanted women, but would lose their careers, families and, in those days, freedom, if their orientation were known. This is a profile documentary. Back in those days, people knew they were lovers. Cary Grant looms large.
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Tyrnauer suggests that Scotty Bowers is profoundly damaged, but so many forces acted on him and coalesce in his story, from child sexual abuse to the horror of war, to the corrosive effects of homophobia. Slowly, Tyrnauer fills in Bowers' backstory. I met Cary Grant first, then Randolph Scott. Like us, says Stephen Fry. Bowers fixed up Hepburn with women. Maisel," check out our podcast where you'll find those interviews and many others. Bowers then survived the hellacious Battle of Iwo Jima.