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Beefcake

1998
Drama
Documentary
1h 31m
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 (Daniel MacIvor), who maintained a magazine and developed sexually inexplicit men's films for over 40 years. (imdb)
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Beefcake

1998
Drama
Documentary
1h 31m
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Rated 14 Jul 2013
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Fascinating & fun documentary about the physique photography subculture in Los Angeles in the early 50s thru the 70s, focusing on Bob Mizer & his seminal Physique Pictorial. Talking heads footage of some of the models, including Joe Dallesandro, are supplemented with highly stylized, often funny re-creations & dramatizations from Mizer's life & work. A lot still goes unsaid, or under-said, deliberately, as befits a sublimated but transcendent cultural practice.

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