Scandalous, Sordid and Shocking: The New Autobiography by Legendary Film Producer and Writer David McGillivray

He gave you Peter de Rome: Grandfather of Gay Porn (2014) and the legendary short film Trouser Bar (2016). Now, from David McGillivray, comes the scandalous autobiography, Little Did You Know.

A broadcaster, journalist and Julian Clary’s scriptwriter, David is also the author of Doing Rude Things (1992), a book that celebrates sexploitation cinema. 

In Little Did You Know, read all about 60 years of sex, drugs, men and movies in London.

“A meticulous account of a life so sordid I think each copy should come with a complimentary sanitary wipe.”

Comedian and Actor Julian Clary

In this sensational memoir, published by Fab Press, “McGillivray reveals how his anti-establishment lifestyle stretches back to his teenage years and journeys six decades, taking us through the cocaine-lined world of London’s media industry, the tragic heights of the AIDS epidemic and the sinful celluloid backstreets of Soho.”

The book is also illustrated with many previously unseen photos. “It’s a colourful picturesque account of the capital from every angle.”

It is undeniable that McGillivray has enjoyed a vivid and vibrant career across the lowbrow entertainment industry. Jonathan Ross describes McGillivray as “a comedy legend”. Alan Jones views him as “a horror icon” while to Matthew Sweet, he is “the Truffaut of smut”.

However, not even his colleagues, let alone his fans, could have predicted the extraordinary direction his career took around the turn of the 21st century.

From 1998 – 2011, McGillivray hosted London’s wildest parties at his home in London’s King’s Cross district. Attended by some of the biggest names in stage, screen, music and fashion, the revelations of what went on under the figurative noses of law enforcement agencies, and the literal noses of guests, are not for the faint of heart.

“The confessions of this outrageously funny man will amaze and amuse, scandalise and shock you. You will never look back on Millennium night in quite the same light again…”

Little Did You Know: The Confessions of David McGillivray is available from 1st June from

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