The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, which takes a look at the life of author-activist Armistead Maupin, arrives on DVD on Tuesday, December 5.

The documentary premiered in March at South By Southwest (SXSW), Austin's annual festival about interactive media, film and music.

Maupin, 73, is best known for his gay-inclusive Tales of the City series of novels.

Maupin, who married Christopher Turner in 2007, began writing Tales of the City in the mid 70s as a newspaper serial. They were later reworked into a series of books. Maupin's fist novel, Tales of the City, was published in 1978. Eight more followed, ending with The Days of Anna Madrigal in 2014. The first three novels in the series have been adapted into three television miniseries starring Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney.

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, which has won numerous film festival awards, is directed by Jennifer M. Kroots, who also directed To Be Takei, which takes a look at the life of openly gay actor-activist George Takei.

In June, Variety reported that Netflix is developing a new 10-part installment of Tales of the City.

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