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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 ... See full summary »

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Thom Fitzgerald

Writers:

Thom Fitzgerald, Valentine Hooven (book) (as F. Valentine Hooven III)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel MacIvor ... Bob Mizer
Joshua Peace ... Neil E. O'Hara (as Josh Peace)
Jack Griffin Mazeika Jack Griffin Mazeika ... Red (as J. Griffin Mazeika)
Carroll Godsman Carroll Godsman ... Delia Mizer
Jonathan Torrens ... David
Thomas Wayne Harris ... Mizer's Attorney (as Thomas Cawood)
Jaime Robertson Jaime Robertson ... Prosecuting Attorney
Dick Sircom Dick Sircom ... Judge
Thom Fitzgerald ... LaFleur's Attorney
Orest Ulan Orest Ulan ... Defence (as Orest E Ulan)
Glen Deveau Glen Deveau ... Soldier Just Off the Bus
Andrew Miller Andrew Miller ... Tiny
Marla McLean Marla McLean ... Cabaret Singer
Daniel McLaren Daniel McLaren ... AMG Model
Bernard Robichaud ... Jukie
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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>

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Strand Releasing

Country:

Canada | UK | France | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2000 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Carne Fresca See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,178, 17 October 1999

Gross USA:

$276,259

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$276,259
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Black and White (some archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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 »

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!
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References Couch (1964) See more »

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Rootbeer and Liquorice
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A great display of pre-Playgirl history
15 October 2006 | by xindi005See all my reviews

I was curious mostly about this movie. Not being one to pass up on seeing a movie based on information or history I took a chance and watched it on the HERE! network a couple of years ago. It was better than I expected.

Ignoring the continuous display of frontal male nudity (which didn't offend me in the least), This film was very informative and entertaining. The interviews opened my eyes to a part of history that I have only read about. It is a pity that this film didn't get more exposure, but I believe that the "exposure" on screen would and probably did prevent any real showcasing in worldwide theaters.

I think that anyone who likes to know what occurred in the past in regards to pre-stonewall life should watch this film. And if anyone who just wants to see guys in the nude without the sex involved, will like it too. In any case, it's really interesting.


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