Douglas Gabriel Rotello



Douglas Gabriel Rotello (born 9 February 1953) is an openly gay American television documentary writer and producer, and the founder of OutWeek. He is the author of the book Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men, and the television documentaries Hidden Führer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler's Sexuality, Dark Roots: The Unauthorized Anna Nicole, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and Monica in Black and White. Keep On Dancin’: My Life And the Paradise Garage (2000)    Co-Author. He regularly blogs on the Huffington Post.

Gabriel was educated at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill. and received his B.A. in History with a minor in Music.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 1998, he has written, produced and/or directed over 100 hours of television programming.

Gabriel has enjoyed a long and close association with the wonderful World of Wonder Productions, and lately he has also been working with the equally wonderful Flight 33 Productions. His shows have appeared on HBO, Showtime, Bravo, AMC, VH1, The History Channel, Cinemax and many other networks. His growing body of work includes as follows: HISTORY CHANNEL:  The Universe, Invisible, Forgotten Planet, Americas Secret Slang, Life After People. HBO: The Strange History of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell; SKY TV: World War ll in 3D; LOGO, Ru Pauls Drag Race, COMEDY CENTRAL: The Hot List; PLANET GREEN: Toxic Avengers; TLC: Hell-loggers; TNT: Behind the Drama; FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: The British Contribution to Hollywood; STYLE NETWORK: Clean House; FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Edie: Girl on Fire; FEATURE: Hubble; FEATURE: Madame Blavatsky; TVLAND: Myths and Legends, 50 Greatest TV Icons; AMC: Movies That Shook the World, Out of the Closet/Off the Screen: The William Haines Story;  Hollywood Fashion Machine, The Costume Designer. BRAVO: The Christmas Special Christmas Special; SPIKE: Things To Do When You’re Dead; VH1 : Vinyl Justice, 100 greatest Dance songs, Super-secret Movie Rules; BRAVO: The Reality of Reality; SHOWTIME :  Dark Roots; HBO:  Hidden Fuhrer: Debating the Enigma of Hitler’s Sexuality, Monica Lewinsky in Black and White, The Eyes of Tammy Faye; CINEMAX: Party Monster – The Documentary.