‘All Man’ The Story of the International Male Catalog Movie Is Coming Soon… Really

The story of the International Male catalog, a staple of teen gay masturbatory fantasies from the late 1970s through the 1990s (that inexplicably would arrive at my house starting around 12 or 13—Howdid they know?!), is getting the celluloid treatment.

Really.

Kenneth in the 212 says, “I can still remember the thrill of visiting the catalog’s store on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, expecting one of my fantasies to come to life. But like all wonderful things from our youth, it couldn’t last forever. International Male and its even sluttier little brother, Undergear, shut down their mesh factories in 2015, yet another victim of readily available porn on the internet. (I’m sure the generation before mine is still mourning the Ah Men catalog!)”

Now comes word that the catalog that launched a thousand wet dreams is about to be celebrated with the documentary “All Man: The International Male Movie,” co-directors Bryan Darling and Jesse Finley Reed’s love letter to the sexiest and gayest catalog of all time!

With Carson Kressley, Jake Shears, David Knight, Robert Goold and THE Brian Buzzini and Steve Lyon, the story behind the iconic fashion catalog that transformed the “All-American Boy,” changing fashion, masculinity and gay rights forever will finally be told.

SYNOPSIS / DESCRIPTION: More than outrageous fashions, hunky models and scandalous undies, “All Man” is a journey across three decades of the International Male catalog’s lasting impact on fashion, masculinity and gay rights.

 

With revenues at its peak of $120 million and circulation of over 3 million, the catalog successfully appealed to both gay and straight audiences. For gay men, the images of sensually dressed men were a gateway into a fantasy world providing an escape from the AIDS crisis and widespread
homophobia. For straight men and their female admirers, the catalog gave permission to take fashion risks and enjoy a more carefree expression of sexuality without threatening their masculinity and sexual appeal.

“All Man: The International Male Movie” is designed as a tribute to the catalog’s unique aesthetic and cultural relevance. The film mixes exclusive never-seen-before photographs and videos, interviews with super fans and celebrities, and creative re-enactments of the infamous photo shoots, and more!

Produced by Jesse Finley Reed and Bryan Darling.

You can donate to the project HERE.

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