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Bob Mizer
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Neil E. O'Hara (as Josh Peace)
Jack Griffin Mazeika ...
Red (as J. Griffin Mazeika)
Carroll Godsman ...
Delia Mizer
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David
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Mizer's Attorney
Jaime Robertson ...
Prosecuting Attorney
Dick Sircom ...
Judge
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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
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Jukie
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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>

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14 October 1999 (Singapore)  »

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Carne Fresca  »

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

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$275,996 (USA) (21 July 2000)
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Jonathan Torrens & Bernard Robichaud would later co-star together in the comedy series (and films) "The Trailer Park Boys". See more »

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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!
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4 July 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Watching a doco about male physique models whilst eating a bag a chips makes you think twice. That aside, this is a reasonably interesting film that blends original archive footage, interviews and places them along side recreations of events of the AMG Studios, set up by Bob Mizer to capture the male physic. The recreations are okay to a limit, there is too much flipping between black and white and colour and some of the actors playing the models have less than defined bodies which goes against all the images we are bombarded with that show strong ripped muscular bodies. Some of the acting is also heading to Hamsville. There are some clever scenes where they have melded archive footage with new scenes and this works very well.

There are some interesting, if brief, interviews with some of the people that came through AMG: models including Joe Dallesandro, as well as other photographers and fans. Then there is a vast array of archive footage of models-and yes there is plenty of flesh on display-and it does have a sense of beauty to it, because despite the obvious homoerotic nature of some of the photos and films made and the fact that these were taken for publications that were really the beginnings of pornography, there is an innocence to some of it and perhaps that was the 40/50/60's backdrop which was an all together different time.

The film wins on its old footage and the telling the story of an age gone by, but is let down by trying to have too many ideas at once. Now I have to go do some sit ups.

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