17 June 2004
| 7.3/10 |
| Fenton Bailey
Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Adolf Hitler, Lothar Machtan, Ron Rosenbaum, Michealangelo Signorile
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Hidden Führer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality is a documentary film based on the research of German Professor Lothar Machtan for his 2001 book The Hidden Hitler that claimed Adolf Hitler was a homosexual. Aired by HBO's CINEMAX Reel Life, the 90 minute documentary was directed by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Gabriel Rotello and was produced by Gabriel Rotello.
Other interviews in the documentary include those with:Geoffrey Giles, author of a study of gays in the Nazi party, professor at the University of Florida
Brigitte Hamann, German historian and author
Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler
Ralf Dose, German gay historian and founder of the Magnus Hirschfeld Society
Michelangelo Signorile, gay activist author
Of the film, a Variety review called it "a platform for taking Machtan's argument seriously."
Hidden Führer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality Wikipedia
Most mainstream historians and surviving eyewitnesses dispute Machtan's argument (see Sexuality of Adolf Hitler).