Status: REAL PERSON, Rock Hudson (Jake Picking): Rock is a good-looking small-town boy from Illinois. Hollywood Netflix: Is Roy Fitzgerald based on a real person? The series is based loosely on the recollections Scott Bowers, a young ex-Marine who owned a gas station in Hollywood in the 1940s. Here's How to Stream Hallmark Christmas Movies This Year, Victoria Justice Is Returning to the Screen in a Big Way. Status: FICTIONAL, Archie Coleman (Jeremy Pope): Archie is a screenwriter and determined to become one of Hollywood’s first successful black screenwriters. [EXPLAINER]Hollywood on Netflix: Is Hollywood based on a true story? Netflix's 'Hollywood' Is Not a True Story, but It Has Some Very Real Characters, Netflix Is Testing Out a Speed-Binge Feature and Hollywood Is Up in Arms, Netflix Lost 1 Million Subscribers to Disney+, Rock Hudson and Archie Coleman's relationship based on a true story, Jason Connery Has Grown Up in His Father Sean Connery's Shadow. The only potential public connection Rock had was with his good friend Jim Nabors. And then the fictionalized people around them, many of them are based on real-life characters.”. So Archie is likely based on a secret partner that Rock had, either before or after his marriage, though there isn't an exact person in his life Archie can be derived from. To make ends meet, Archie was working as a male escort in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The only potential public connection Rock had was with his good friend Jim Nabors. © Copyright 2020 HollywoodLife, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Avis takes a particular liking to Jack. What could have happened if actor Rock had come out earlier? order back issues and use the historic Daily Express Before the 7-episode limited series hits Netflix, get to know the characters with our guide. Have news, pics or video on a breaking news story? Status: FICTIONAL, Henry Willson (Jim Parsons): Henry is a powerful Hollywood agent responsible for helping catapult Rock Hudson to stardom. Many of the actors are re-imaginings of real people whilst others are entirely fictional. He is the first Black man in Tony history to earn two separate acting nominations in the same season. Status: FICTIONAL, Camille Washington (Laura Harrier): Camille is the only black actress on contract at Ace Studios. Was Jack Castello real? Status: FICTIONAL, Ernie (Dylan McDermott): Ernie is the owner of Golden Tip Gas, which is both a service station and high-end brothel. Rock was rumored to be in the closet throughout his time in Hollywood, though there was never any confirmation of his sexual orientation. The show untangles the "what ifs" of a less-oppressive film industry, following real-life actors into this alternate reality. He’s a closeted gay man and becomes set on breaking boundaries for the underrepresented in film. Jeremy Pope spoke to Variety about creating the character Archie. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Last Kingdom season 4: Is Lady Aelswith dead? Think Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood but Ryan Murphy style. What could have happened had women be able to run movie studios? We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Hollywood on Netflix: Is Hollywood based on a true story? Hollywood revises history, exposes the darker side of the Golden Age, and shines a spotlight on the unfair systems and biases across race, gender, and sexuality. All of their stories and almost all of the things that they’re involved with are pretty accurate and heavily researched. Archie Coleman (Jeremy Pope): Archie is a screenwriter and determined to become one of Hollywood’s first successful black screenwriters. In 1971, a rumor began circulating that the pair had secretly wed, though both men denied it. 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