|Starring:||Daniel MacIvor, Carroll Godsman, Joshua Peace|
|Genres:||Comedy - Mature, Drama - Mature, Gay/Lesbian - General|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not currently released|
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Documentary style that works wellBy Cameron Hammerstein from LEICESTER, England , 04 Apr 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is more of a history documentary on the rise and fall of those 1950's muscle men magazines that inched their way onto newstands in America. The closest to a porn magazine you were likely to get in those days. In particular following the trials and tribulations of one of the original photographers in his plight to be accepted.
Don't let that put you off. Included is a 'background' film, with some great comedy and tragedy, good looking nude men and some eye openers, as some of the original pin-ups of those days are interviewed!
This is an unusual film and can be viewed and enjoyed many times over.
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Cheesecake or beefcake?By Boulbon (73 reviews) from Chiswick , 26 Dec 2009A very odd film which claims to be a history of American soft porn magazines. The 'pseudo' in the pseudo-documentary label needs to be highlighted. It is a pity is isn't really the documentary that might be made from this subject. It is more of a corny home-movie. We found the interviews with Joe Dallesandro the most interesting part of the film. It was mildly amusing to see the older men that the posing pouched 'athletes' had grown into. The 'recreated' scenes of obscenity trials and the back-yard gym with hustlers and body-builders wandering around the pool were risible. It is mostly amateurish and cheesy camp. Disappointing.
Beef cakeBy funguyuk (4 reviews) from Bournemouth , 03 Sep 2009I was very disappointed with this film. When I saw the previews it looked a promising film.
Not so. This film I would not recommend. Within the first 20 minutes I was bored.
doc/filmBy a customer from Manchester , 17 Jan 2009mainly documentary style with some film adaptation--interesting insight of times gone past.
BrilliantBy WaterMan (7 reviews) from Milton Keynes , 03 Oct 2008This is a fun movie part documentary and part film. I enjoyed it and not knowing much about the subject would not have rented it if I had read the gloomy reviews on here. Rent it you won't be disappointed.
its alrite.. very much telly materialBy neelxxshb (285 reviews) from london , 17 Apr 2008i have never been a big fan of documentaries... and i completely misread the brief introduction ... my mistake
tho this film is not gonna put u to sleep as there is enough eye candy for u to go by... but i do prefer a movie with some story.