Beefcake Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Beefcake the Movie

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Campy docudrama set in 1950s L.A. covers the muscle (or men's physique) magazine culture. Doting mama's boy Bob Mizer (MacIvor) found his talents as a still photographer and filmmaker, who also published Physique Pictorial, all of which featured chiseled studs. While Mizer insisted that his models were just clean-cut, all-American boys, he still fell afoul of pornography charges and operating a prostitution ring. The mock style turns harder-edged with Mizer's tribulations. To further confuse things, the film also includes present-day interviews with some of Mizer's one-time models and others familiar with the culture.


Strand Releasing, 1460 4th St., Ste. 302, Santa Monica, CA 90401, Phone: (310)395-5002, Fax: (310)395-2502, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Docudrama, Period Piece: 1950s, Men, Shutterbugs, Order in the Court, L.A.
Thom Fitzgerald
Daniel MacIvor, Josh Peace, Carroll Godsman
Thomas M. Harting
Thom Fitzgerald
John Roby

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