THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN celebrates a beloved literary figure. Author Armistead Maupin is best known for his TALES OF THE CITY novels that began as a newspaper column for The San Francisco Chronicle in 1976. However Maupin’s own life “tales” are much lesser known, and just as strange as his fiction. Maupin grew up in the South with vehemently right-wing, segregationist views. This film is a tale of personal transformation, from an intolerant, closeted gay youth to a beloved literary figure known for his outrageous wit and an open heart.