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|Directed by||Thom Fitzgerald|
|Produced by||Shandi Mitchell
|Written by||Thom Fitzgerald|
|Music by||John Wesley Chisholm
|Edited by||Susan Shanks|
|Country||Canada / United Kingdom / France|
Beefcake (1999) is a docu-drama homage to the muscle magazines of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s—in particular, Physique Pictorial magazine, published quarterly by Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild. It was inspired by a picture book by F. Valentine Hooven III (published by Taschen) and was directed by Thom Fitzgerald.
The film stars Daniel MacIvor, Carroll Godsman, Jack Griffin Mazieka, Jonathan Torrens, and Joshua Peace in pastiche recreations of life at the Athletic Model Guild, mixed with interviews with models and photographers whose work actually appeared in the early magazines, including Jack LaLanne and Joe Dallesandro. The film was shot in Nova Scotia.
- Daniel MacIvor ... Bob Mizer
- Joshua Peace ... Neil E. O'Hara
- Jack Griffin Mazeika ... Red
- Carroll Godsman ... Delia Mizer
- Jonathan Torrens ... David
- Thomas Cawood ... Mizer's Attorney
- Jaime Robertson ... Prosecuting Attorney
- Dick Sircom ... Judge
- Thom Fitzgerald ... LaFleur's Attorney
- Beefcake - Box Office Mojo Retrieved 2010-05-27.
- Padva, Gilad. Nostalgic Physique: Displaying Foucauldian Muscles and Celebrating the Male Body in Beefcake. In Padva, Gilad, Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop Culture, pp. 35–57 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, ISBN 978-1-137-26633-0).
- Hoven, F. Valentine. Beefcake: the muscle magazines of America, 1950 - 1970. (Köln : Benedikt Taschen, ©1995, ISBNs 3822889393 9783822889398).
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