This film looks at the 1950's muscle men's magazines and the representative industry that were popular supposedly as health and fitness magazines, but were in reality primarily being ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Line of Beauty (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young man becomes attached to a family that's not his own, and casts himself into the life of plentiful riches and gay love affairs that he seems destined for.

Stars: Dan Stevens, Tim McInnerny, Hayley Atwell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Have you ever met someone who made your body heat up, get a little nervous and sweaty, and made your crotch stir a bit? Sexual Tension: Volatile will reignite those lustful feelings as it ... See full summary »

Directors: Marco Berger, Marcelo Mónaco
Stars: Lucas Lagré, Mario Verón, Javier De Pietro
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright
Oranges I (2004)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two boys are talking after a bicycle accident. The older is bragging about his experience with girls, but is that just a boast?

Director: Kristian Pithie
Stars: Thomas Blackburne, Brad Flynn, Kristen Hagen
Head On (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A 19 year old Greek Australian youth struggles with his sexual identity and has one clumsy heterosexual and several homosexual encounters.

Director: Ana Kokkinos
Stars: Alex Dimitriades, Julian Garner, Elena Mandalis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Manhattan, film-maker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself.

Director: Ira Sachs
Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson
Swoon (1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Kalin
Stars: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Ron Vawter
Making Love (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Griff wants to maintain just a superficial relationship with his all-gay boyfriend, who gets seriously wounded in a gay bashing.

Director: John Keitel
Stars: Daniel Chilson, Niklaus Lange, Don Handfield
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Stars: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Ian Parsons
Soldier's Girl (TV Movie 2003)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

Director: Frank Pierson
Stars: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher
The Fluffer (2001)
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young man employed as a fluffer in the adult entertainment industry finds himself falling for a gay-for-pay porn star whose hedonistic lifestyle may lead them both to destruction.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Stars: Scott Gurney, Michael Cunio, Roxanne Day
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bob Mizer
...
Neil E. O'Hara (as Josh Peace)
Jack Griffin Mazeika ...
Red (as J. Griffin Mazeika)
Carroll Godsman ...
Delia Mizer
...
David
...
Mizer's Attorney
Jaime Robertson ...
Prosecuting Attorney
Dick Sircom ...
Judge
...
LaFleur's Attorney
Orest Ulan ...
Defence (as Orest E Ulan)
Glen Deveau ...
Soldier Just Off the Bus
Andrew Miller ...
Tiny
Marla McLean ...
Cabaret Singer
Daniel McLaren
...
Jukie
Edit

Storyline

This film looks at the 1950's muscle men's magazines and the representative industry that were popular supposedly as health and fitness magazines, but were in reality primarily being purchased by the still underground homosexual community. Chief among the purveyors of this literature was Bob Mizer, who maintained a magazine and developed sexually inexplicit men's films for over 40 years. Aided by his mother, the two maintained a stable of not so innocent studs. At the end, the film moves into a court room drama as Mizer is tried for running a male-prostitute ring in the early 60's. Clips of Mizer's actual films starring individuals, such as Jack LaLanne and Joe Dallesandro, are included. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

14 October 1999 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

Carne Fresca  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$42,178 (USA) (15 October 1999)

Gross:

$275,996 (USA) (21 July 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(some archive footage)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jonathan Torrens & Bernard Robichaud would later co-star together in the comedy series (and films) "The Trailer Park Boys". See more »

Quotes

Bob Mizer: Sun, schmun. This scoundrel's on some kind of a drug trip.
[Looks at David]
Bob Mizer: You. I warned you. We do not slap wrists here at AMG. I want you to take your weed-head friend here, and I want you to scram. I mean it!
[David picks up his friend]
Bob Mizer: And don't come back! Ever!
[looks down at their naked behinds as they walk out]
Bob Mizer: Not until you've learned your lesson!
See more »

Connections

References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray for Hollywood
Written by Richard A. Whiting (as R. Whiting) and Johnny Mercer (as J. Mercer)
Performed by the Jubilee Swing Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Favorite
28 April 2014 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I love this movie for a number of reasons: There is a lot of flesh, sometimes even full frontal. The lead character is beautiful and fresh (although he didn't have much of a career after this, which is a loss to us all.) And there's a lot of gay history, albeit about a very specific area of history. It's also filmed beautifully, very stylized and obviously on sets. It's gorgeous. I've seen it many times.

It's not for everybody. I think that's what I like about it. You can see that they spent a good amount of money on it, but it's only realistically intended for a gay audience. So many gay movies suck. The nineties were cruel with their promise of films that were stupid or poorly done. This one isn't either. I've had my copy for years and I will continue to watch it over and over.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Reality about Mizer? blue-lagoon
The Trailer Park Boys connection jyw
Discuss Beefcake (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?