fateful night in 1974, millions of americans tuned in to watch the 46th
Academy Awards and watched in shock as an anonymous man streaked naked across
the stage in the middle of the show. In an instant, the prankster named
Robert Opel Rocketed to iconic status, but to this day few people know the
full story behind the man who is widely remembered for a single moment in his
life. Now, Opel's nephew - Also named Robert - presents this fascinating
documentary that illuminates the story of the gay San Francisco photographer
and gallery owner who lived a life of political activism - and occasional
public indecency - Until his murder in 1979.
Robert Oppel takes viewers back to the politically turbulent 1970's when San
Francisco's nascent gay rights movement took flight. Featuring interviews
with Oppel's peers as well as rarely seen archived interviews with early gay
icons like John Waters, drag performer Divine and Elizabeth Taylor, Uncle Bob
uncovers the radical life of a man who lived like he had nothing to hide.
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Runtime: 78 min. Rating: NR Genres: Documentary, LGBT Subtitles / Closed Captioning: Closed Captioning Available in English