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, 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. At the end, the film moves into a court room drama as Mizer is tried for running a male-prostitute ring in the early 60’s. Clips of Mizer’s actual films starring individuals, such as Jack LaLanne and Joe Dallesandro, are included. –IMDb
Thom Fitzgerald, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor (b. July 8, 1968 New Rochelle, New York).The U.S.-born performer, writer and director Thom Fitzgerald, who officially adopted Canada as his home, has received both domestic and international critical acclaim for his creative versatility and ability to address emotional subject matter, often with a sublime, subtle sense of humour. Haunting, poignant and offbeat, Fitzgerald’s work illustrates a talent for creating — without judgment or sentimentality — portraits of unconventional characters.
Raised in New York, Fitzgerald went on to attend the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax for a semester, and while he was there, fell in love with Eastern Canada’s terrain. He graduated with a B.F.A. in performance and film, then decided to make a permanent move to the Coast. Fitzgerald remains a fixture in Halifax’s thriving artistic community and has performed in a variety of venues, notably the Charlatan Theatre… read more