While reading Scotty Bowers' "Full Service" be sure to ask yourself whether you actually believe that Bowers wrote this scathing "tell-all" tale out of respect for those who he so callously named and exposed in his vicious, little story here. I think - Not.
Personally, I view Bowers as being a nasty, little monster who is ruthlessly making a final grab at his fifteen-minutes-of-fame here as he reveals the secret sex lives of numerous Hollywood stars from its "golden era".
If any of these people were still alive today, that would be one thing - But, since they are all deceased there's no one around anymore to challenge the mean-minded tales that Bowers is telling in this wretchedly written book of pure tattle.
Throughout this entire "tell-all" tale the self-satisfied little George "Scotty" Bowers (88 at the time) smirks, and gloats, and winks as he gleefully exposes the secret sex lives of a number of Hollywood's biggest stars of the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
During his notorious "pimping" days - Bowers not only catered to the sexual tastes of hard-core pedophiles - But, he also knowingly passed around venereal disease, as well, without ever batting an eye. (Nope. Not nice)
Put plain and simple - Bowers' "Full Service" is a royally vicious stab in the back of the very people who had given Bowers their complete trust in keeping his big mouth shut - But, of course, they are all now dead and are unable to dispute all of his venomous tattle-tales and get their well-deserved revenge on him.
After reading this book you'll feel a little dirty, but you've got to hand it to the author, who coasts through the whole thing with a sunny, untouched demeanor. Acting as unpaid pimp and call-boy to the stars, the author reveals - over reveals? - private and salacious details about the sex lives of stars based on first-hand knowledge. It's a fun if repetitive read and if you don't think you can stomach it, you might try watching the documentary film that came out just last year ("Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood"). The whole thing might seem unbelievable but you know what? I believed it all.
I am still shaking my head with this one, but I do believe in reading everything, even if I disagree with it. When Scotty Bowers wrote his book, his attitude was most appalling and even disturbing, as he makes it seem it was acceptable even fun for a pedophile to rape him as an eight year old child. Scotty Bowers wrote his life story about his career and how he "makes people happy" in the Golden Age of Hollywood as a unpaid pimp and a prostitute for some very famous actors, and movie stars. He is a psychopath who confuses lust with love several times throughout his book. His empathy and remorse are clearly impaired, as he treats his daughter and wife poorly while he thinks he is selling love to the rich and famous. Unfortunately, we can’t question his story to these Hollywood stars, because they are deceased. It is too easy to discredit him, but unfortunately there is a lot of truth in what he writes. If you read this book, you must keep an open mind and listen to what he says before we judge him. Thanks to this book, I see Hollywood in a different light. 2.5/5 Stars. @janmarrow1225 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board
Don't waste your time. Trash and tasteless.
Hollywood Babylon all over again...a sexual Zelig! Picture him in every bed in Hollywood from the late 40's to the 70's. This guy should do fiction writing. Oh wait, he already has.
Absolute trash. Big deal - numerous sexual exploits by a wide variety of people, over and over and over ad nauseam. Got pretty boring after 90 pages of the same crap. A book has to be awful bad for me not to finish it, but I quit after 100 pages.
Now when I watch my TCM movies all the handsome leading guys are homos. The most horrific is "the hunch back of Norte dame" Mr. Laughton ate a sandwich with feces. All wonderful actors but their secret lives behind the certain is horrid...can see why people like Cary Grant only had the daughter in later years of life; too much fun with men. Tyrone power enjoy golden showers; both into male and females. The magical sex gas station if it talked would have more stories to share then Scotty....still sexual active into Septuagenarian boy is his hormone levels HIgH. Now he was only doing this for enjoyment not to identify himself as any particular.
I enjoyed his confirmation of Katharine Hepburn's dyke self. Her studio-imposed "romance" with Spencer Tracy always turned my stomach.
I'm surprised to find this on the shelves of a public library. Trashy and ill-written, very little of it is credible (thank god). Mr. Bowers describes with lurid delight intimate details of childhood molestations, but he only dimly recalls fighting with the Marines in two of the most vicious battles of WWII, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, describing his recollection as "hazy." And his serial sexual encounters with screen stars and royalty of every conceivable gender are simply listed. It's as if he and his co-author compiled a roster of everyone in Hollywood who was ever the subject of sexual innuendo, and had them visit this sexual Forrest Gump, one by one, at the gas station where he was employed as a grease monkey. A vile piece of junk. For a well-written and thoroughly entertaining Hollywood memoir, read "Me Cheetah: My Life in Hollywood," by Cheetah the Chimp (Ecco; 2009).
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