Rock Hudson's Home Movies

Director: Mark Rappaport
Year Released: 1992
Rating: 3.0

Amusing - and sad - analysis of Rock Hudson's body of work by essayist Rappaport, who shows various coded scenes from Hudson's lengthy career that hint at the late actor's sexuality, especially his work with Doris Day and Tony Randall. Sometimes Rappaport's observations are dead-on, sometimes they're a case of seeing what he wants to see (creative re-interpretation), though the analysis of what it must have been like for Hudson to exist as two 'people' (as leading 'heterosexual' man and gay man) and the intermingling of both existences on screen is fascinating, and can very well apply to many current Hollywood stars and their public and private lives. Eric Carr's on-screen narration is a distraction but not a fatal flaw - between him and the video quality, it adds to the camp effect.