Beefcake 1998

Beefcake 1998

Beefcake 1998
1h 31min | Drama | 14 October 1999 (Singapore)

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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.

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Sex O’Clock U.S.A. 1976

Sex O'Clock U.S.A. 1976

Sex O’Clock U.S.A. 1976
Documentary | 22 July 1976 (France)

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The director films common people in sexual related situations, in a variety of true, gripping, funny, dramatic, disturbing, imaginative ways – in the country than facing a big moral change in their view of adult, public and sexual life.

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Chris & Don. A Love Story 2007

Chris & Don. A Love Story 2007

Chris & Don. A Love Story 2007
Not Rated | 1h 30min | Documentary, Biography, Romance | 13 June 2008 (USA)

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Depicts the remarkable life of artist Don Bachardy and his relationship with the distinguished writer Christopher Isherwood. Includes footage shot by Chris and Don in the 1950s and interviews with Leslie Caron, John Boorman, Liza Minnelli, and others. Isherwood and Bachardy were open about their life together, regardless of the waves it caused. This was during a period when gay relationships were not acceptable. The age difference in their relationship brought obvious personal problems that had to be addressed. Don often felt disregarded by Chris’s famous friends and frequently was. Nevertheless, Bachardy pursued his art career with great energy, painting and drawing every day. Finding a vocation gave Don a sense of fulfillment and independence. He began to realize that he could function independently, which made him question whether he wanted to stay with Isherwood. Don toyed with leaving the relationship and striking out on his own, however he decided not to as he realized his love for Chris was too important. During the 1970s, Chris and Don began to collaborate on various writing projects, such as “Frankenstein: The True Story”, an unusual take on Mary Shelley’s famous novel. In 1981, Isherwood was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Bachardy nursed him throughout the course of the disease and for the last six months of Chris’ life, Don gave up painting any one else but him. What began as way to spend more time together, quickly became the project of a lifetime, a project Chris and Don did together until the very end. After Isherwood’s death, Bachardy’s career has continued to flourish. A number of books about Bachardy’s art have been published, the latest, Stars in My Eyes. Bachardy’s work resides in many permanent collections around the world, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Smithsonian Institute, and The Norton Simon Museum.

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The Body 1971

The Body 1971

The Body 1971
X | 1h 52min | Documentary | 15 January 1971 (Japan)

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A scientific documentary combining narration from anatomical experts and human biologists with interior and exterior camera shots examining the human body, along with a soundtrack using the human body as a medium.

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While No One Is Watching 2013

While No One Is Watching 2013

While No One Is Watching 2013
När ingen ser (original title)
Not Rated | 58min | Documentary | 2 October 2013 (Sweden)

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In Sweden two investigators are working on identifying images of a child being raped by two men. In northern Romania a girl is being offered a job in Italy, but ends up as a sex slave. A Russian man is investing money in Cambodia. Parallel to his business venture he rapes one child after the other. Three girls move to the capital of South Sudan to look for a job. But the demand for sex has created an extensive market involving perpetrators such as ex-soldiers, aid workers and businessmen. While No One Is Watching takes us through the stories of the children, the police officers and the organizations fighting to stop commercial sexual exploitation of children.

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