- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: December 12, 2000
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Strand Releasing
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: 6 Original Athletic Model Guide featurettes: "Little Joe" starring Joe Dallesandro, "Ganymede and the Spacemen", "Kangaroo Court", "Strip Poker", "Talent for Sale", and "Blackie Preston as Narcissus".
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Audio Commentary: Thom Fitzgerald - Director
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 10/13/1999
"...[A] giddy cinematic swirl of vintage photos and film clips....[The film] offers a fascinating double-edged portrait of 1950's Los Angeles..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/29/1999
"...Illuminating and engrossing....Fitzgerald has succeeded in making his ambitious film work on several levels..."
A fascinating look back in time at the beefcake and muscle magazines of the 1950s and '60s, highlighting the life of Bob Mizer, a photographer and magazine publisher in the days when gay erotica had to be disguised as fitness material. Includes dramatizations of Mizer's life and the stories of some of the young men he photographed, plus interviews with such figures as fitness legend Jack LaLanne and actor/ model Joe Dallesandro.