Douglas C. Taplin & Richard Gaudio
2005 | 22 min
This short film follows a group of teenage boys eager to emulate the muscle-filled bodies of their media heroes. Revealing the lengths these boys are willing to go to achieve their goal, this film explores the use of supplements and the temptations of steroids. The boys relate their experiences, desires and motivations to the audience, who are left to draw their own conclusions.

The film is designed to provoke discussion among teenagers about body image and where lines should be drawn between healthy and dangerous behaviour.

Awards and distinctions

  • Honorable Mention - Category: Education & Information
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus
  • Fourth Place - Category: Documentary
    Annual International Film Festival, Athens