Beefcake (1999)


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This portrait of the man who brought nude male flesh into the American mainstream combines present-day interviews, archival footage, and semi-fictionalized dramatization into a cinematic hybrid. Photographer and filmmaker Bob Mizer (Daniel MacIvor) founded the Athletic Model Guild, or AMG, in Los Angeles in 1945, hoping to turn his fascination with the male physique into a successful business that used nude and semi-nude photographs to sell the services of models to painters and the like. When … More

Rating: Unrated (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Thom Fitzgerald
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 12, 2000
Strand Releasing



as Bob Mizer

as Neil E. O'Hara

as Delia Mizer

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Additional Narration

as Joe Mizer

as Champ's Wife

as Court Stenographer

as Doris' Date

as Young Bob Mizer

as Blonde Kitten

as Brunette Kitten

as AMG Model

as Guy in Diner

as Arresting Officer

as Newsstand Clerk

as Neil's Mother

as Model

as Model

as Model
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Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Houston Chronicle
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Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Sorry debacle.

Full Review… | December 11, 2006
Film Journal International

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