Legendary gay leading man Rock Hudson is the subject of a new doc from HBO…
A trailer for the film puts a new spotlight on the star’s life in the Hollywood closet, as well as one of the first celebrity death from AIDS-related complications in 1985.
He was out to his friends in the biz, but Hudson and his handlers went to great lengths to keep his sexual identity a secret to the general public.
As an A-list leading man in ’50s and ’60s, he was known especially for his work with director Douglas Sirk on The Magnificent Obsession, Written on the Wind and All That Heaven Allows, which is where the doc gets it’s title with a twist.
An interviewee says in the trailer,
He was seen as the all-American boy, and the all-American boy gets AIDS. It’s really changed a lot of people’s attitudes.
He pretty much did change the course of history around AIDS. He didn’t intentionally do it, but there was no other star that made that kind of impact before. There hasn’t been one since, really.”
The world premiere is this Sunday, June 11 at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.
Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed is on HBO and Max on June 28.
(via The Advocate)