Hidden Fuhrer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality

The Hidden Fuhrer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality

Director: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Lothar Machtan, Geoffrey Giles

Cast: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Lothar Machtan, Geoffrey Giles

     
 
Was Adolf Hitler a homosexual? Lothar Machtan is a well-respected German historian who, in 2001, published a book called The Hidden Hitler, in which he speculated that the infamous Nazi leader was gay in his secret life. What was the basis for Machtan's theory? And how would our perspective on Hitler and the Third Reich be changed if he was in fact gay? The

Overview

Was Adolf Hitler a homosexual? Lothar Machtan is a well-respected German historian who, in 2001, published a book called The Hidden Hitler, in which he speculated that the infamous Nazi leader was gay in his secret life. What was the basis for Machtan's theory? And how would our perspective on Hitler and the Third Reich be changed if he was in fact gay? The Hidden Führer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality is a documentary which offers an in-depth look at Machtan's book and the potential implications of Hitler's homosexuality in terms of world history and the gay movement.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2005
UPC:
0712267250226
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Strand Home Video
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
5,106

Special Features

Is Hitler's sexuality important?; Historical outing; The gay community reaction; Machtan's motives; Hitler and the arts; Explaining Hitler; Fetishizing the Nazis

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lothar Machtan Participant
Geoffrey Giles Participant
Rudiger Lautmann Participant
Michael Bronski Participant
Lawrence Mass Participant
Ron Rosenbaum Participant
Rainer Herrn Participant
Ralf Dose Participant
Gertrude Weisker Participant
Gottfried Wagner Participant
Frederic Spotts Participant
Jonathan Petropoulos Participant
Michelangelo Signorile Participant
Peter McGough Participant
Peter Loewenberg Participant
Martin Duberman Participant
Cathy Renna Participant
Marlene Sanders narrator

Technical Credits
Fenton Bailey Director,Producer
Randy Barbato Director,Producer
Tommy Bowden Associate Producer
Craig Evans Sound/Sound Designer
Harry Frith Cinematographer
John Hoffman Producer
Eric Liljestrad Sound/Sound Designer
Bernhard Mehl Sound/Sound Designer
Christian Menofer Cinematographer
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Michael Rose Cinematographer
Gabriel Rotello Producer
Caroline Stack Associate Producer
Blake West Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Sequence [1:28]
2. Fact or Rumor? [5:58]
3. Young Hitler [7:24]
4. Bold New Theories [9:08]
5. The Trenches [11:38]
6. The Women [8:10]
7. Wagner Obsession [6:15]
8. The Nazi Aesthetic [6:58]
9. Ernst Röhm [11:54]
10. Gay Persecution [5:39]
11. Gays in History [4:42]
12. End Credits [1:25]

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