Robert Hofler is the lead theater critic for TheWrap. He is also author of Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to ‘A Clockwork Orange’–How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All the Taboos, The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson, and Money, Murder, and Dominick Dunne, among other books.

Getting Unstuck

It took a timely death and a stint at Yaddo to jolt Philip Roth out of the writer’s block that had kept him from finishing his breakthrough comic novel of lust and masturbation.


The story of how 20th Century Fox’s Richard Zanuck and David Brown led the doomed charge in sexually adventurous cinema with a pair of disastrous movies—in 1969.


Allan Carr's extravagant, outrageous, celeb-filled parties in the 1970s were the biggest thing in town with the likes of Roman Polanski, Diana Ross, and Rudolf Nureyev.