3 user 1 critic

Making of a Male Model (1983)

A young man is enticed by an agent to join her modeling agency.



(as A.J. Carothers)

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat


July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith, including Saturday's live event.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Dillon
Tyler Burnett
Ward Hawley
Madge Davis
Marty Sampson
Gary Angelo
Chuck Lanyard
Mrs. Rockwell
Lila Chandler
Tamara Stafford ...
Richard Pierson ...
Robert Pinkerton ...
Twyla Littleton ...


A young man is enticed by an agent to join her modeling agency.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance





Release Date:

9 October 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bir manken doguyor  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
28 June 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Still oozing sex appeal, fiftysomething "Dynasty" star Joan Collins (as Kay Dillon) discovers dramatically handsome young Jon-Erik Hexum (as Tyler Burnett) working on a ranch in Nevada. Before you can say, "Howdy cowboy, where's your horse?" Ms. Collins offers to take the muscular hunk to New York City, where she'll make Mr. Hexum the star of her modeling agency. At first, Hexum is a hard sell, resisting the "weirdoes and queers". But eventually, he gets plucked and… well, you get the idea.

Classic TV-movie tailored trash. Don't miss the credit: "film editor, Dick Darling". Hexum, Collins, and "Dynasty" followers will be pleased. Collins accurately describes Hexum: "He's got that natural raw sex look." You'll also get to hear photographer Arte Johnson demand, "Take off your shirt I want to see you body," and Kevin McCarthy informs, "You're paid to show off your pectorals and your tight butt." The other photographers, including Robert Walker Jr., are, likewise, a scream.

Unbeknownst to everyone, Jeff Conaway (as Chuck Lanyard) steals away with the movie, playing a decadent male model hitting the skids. Try to imagine enjoying "Making of a Male Model" (as a story) without Mr. Conway's presence. There are more shirtless scenes of Hexum than you can shake a stick at; but, Conway's scenes give Hexum some room to act. Unfortunately, Hexum accidentally shot himself to death, on the set of his "Cover Up" series, in 1984.

****** Making of a Male Model (10/9/83) Irving J. Moore ~ Jon-Erik Hexum, Joan Collins, Jeff Conaway

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: