Bigger Stronger FASTER* The Side Effects Of Being American

2008, Movie, NR, 106 mins

Bigger Stronger FASTER* The Side Effects Of Being American
Chris Bell's loosely structured, attenuated documentary explores the cult of body worship and the ways athletes and ordinary citizens use drugs, particularly steroids, to enhance performance and attain exaggerated physiques.

Bell, once a self proclaimed "fat pale kid from Poughkeepsie," and his two brothers grew up idolizing Hulk Hogan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, and turned to bodybuilding as a way of compensating for their deficiencies. Older brother Mike, overweight like Chris, became a high school athlete – he was captain of football team – while Chris and younger brother Mark, who had a learning disability took up weightlifting; they w...

Released: 2008 Rated: NR Length: 106 mins

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