Beefcake

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Release Date: September 1, 1998

Status: Released

Running time: 1h 31m

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Plot.

The 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 being purchased by the still underground homosexual community. Bob Mizer was one of the originators of sexually explicit men's films. Aided by his mother, the two kept a stable of not so innocent studs. Mizer is tried for running a male-prostitute ring in the early 60's in the court room drama at the end of the film. Mizer's actual films starring individuals, such as Jack LaLanne and Joe Dallesandro, are included in the clips.

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Cast & Crew.

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Beefcake (1999) is a docudrama homage to the muscle magazines of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s—in particular, Physique Pictorial magazine, published quarterly by Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild. It was inspired by a picture book by F. Valentine Hooven III (published by Taschen) and was directed by Thom Fitzgerald.The film stars Daniel MacIvor, Carroll Godsman, Jack Griffin Mazieka, Jonathan Torrens, and Joshua Peace in pastiche recreations of life at the Athletic Model Guild, mixed with interviews with models and photographers whose work actually appeared in the early magazines, including Jack LaLanne and Joe Dallesandro. The film was shot in Nova Scotia.Beefcake was a follow up to The Hanging Garden, also produced by Thom Fitzgerald.Beefcake premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999 and was released by Strand Releasing in the United States; it was nominated for three Genie Awards.

Filming Locations.

Nova Scotia, Canada · Colony of Nova Scotia, Canada

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