For his whole life, actor Michael Kearns has been surrounded by sex scandals.As a working actor in television Michael landed the gig of a lifetime pretending to be the the author and central figure of the 1975 Best Seller “The Happy Hustler.” The character he played embodied a wild gay male sexuality that was a big part of the sex positive 1970s.
He really got into his role and went on to become a sex worker for some of the world’s most rich and powerful men. Like in the movie Avatar, Michael went native.
Today Michael Kearns shares his never before told stories from his new book “The Truth is Bad Enough” – how his method acting led to him to being the world’s most famous male sex worker, and making love to Barry Manilow.
Being friends with Betty White before she became a camp icon.
Hanging out with Will Greer who played grandpa on the TV show the Waltons.
How gay men loved Judy Garland shows not just for the music, but for the opportunity to hook up.
And life at the Stonewall Inn before the riots that ignited the modern gay rights movement.
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