About the film
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Release Date: September 01, 1998
|Genres||:||Drama, History, Documentary|
|Production Companies||:||Alliance Atlantis, Emotion Pictures, Channel Four Films, La Sept-Arte, Mikado Film, Odeon Films, Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation, Téléfilm Canada|
|Producers||:||Michael Schaefer, Thom Fitzgerald, Shandi Mitchell, Michael Weir, Dreux Ellis, Barbara Badessi, Marc Betsworth, Margaret Harrison|
|Writers||:||Thom Fitzgerald, Valentine Hooven|
A look at the 1950s muscle men's magazines and the representative industry which 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.