The brand-new documentary 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.
Director Jennifer Kroot (who was also at the helm of To Be Takei and It Came from Kuchar) has fashioned a documentary about the creator of Tales of the City that moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Alan Cumming, Margaret Cho, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan) Untold Tales offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took Maupin from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70’s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.
Check out the trailer below and pre-order your copy. It’s coming to DVD in December.