All Man: The International Male StoryDocumentary
If you grew up in the 1990s, pull your hand out of your pants, put down the underwear catalogue and raise your hand! So what, those internets were just in cafes, and one had to find ways to nudge one's imagination. Those of you who are in your thirties or forties and stumbled across International Male magazine as teen must know something about the sexualization of the male body. But it wasn't just smut! It was also about stylish pieces breaking down gender barriers, captured by photographers with an eye for the aesthetic. How did it happen that a magazine that broke down stereotypes of male modelling, fashion and body image could appear in the conservative 1980s? Its founder, models and staff reveal for the first time the stories associated with the iconic International Male. How did the magazine affect their personal and professional lives? Why was it so pivotal for so many and how was it able to change the way we view the male aesthetic? Find out in this colourful account of a pop culture phenomenon that pushed the boundaries of an entire genre.
- United States / 2022
- 83 min / DCP
- Subtitles: Czech
- Directors: Bryan Darling, Jesse Finley Reed
- Writers: Peter Jones
- The Film Collaborative