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Movie Review - The Fabulous Allan Carr

Jeffrey Schwarz is an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker whose career has consisted of telling the life stories of gay men in or connected to the film industry. Some of his major works have been about Jack Wrangler, Vito Russo, Divine and Tab Hunter, stars or important LGBT media contributors in the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. He continues exploring those kinds of people with this profile of Alan Solomon aka Allan Carr, a legendary producer who's best known for the musical Grease (1978) and the infamous 61st Academy Awards on March 29, 1989. Schwarz's film mostly catalogs Carr's experiences in that decade from the musical, which was his highest point, to the Academy Awards, which was arguably his lowest. Through this decade, we learn all the reasons why Carr was great and why his Oscars weren't.

What's interesting is that a few questions I had about Schwarz's previous feature are answered here. Schwarz directed Tab Hunter Confidential, which w…

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