Long before Marky Mark dropped trou and announced the arrival of undeniably homoerotic imagery in mainstream culture, there was Bob Mizer, amateur photographer, super-8 filmmaker and the subject of this fanciful and highly entertaining docudrama. Mizer was
among a handful of post-WWII photographers who specialized in frankly erotic photos of muscular young men wearing little more than baby oil and posing straps. Ostensibly inspiring physical-culture pictorials, the photos found enormous popularity as gay pin-ups at the time when gay men had little
to choose from in the way of erotica. In 1948, Mizer founded the Athletic Model Guild, shooting handsome Hollywood drif...