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.
Ages 15 to 17
Study Guide - Guide 1
Health/Personal Development - Body Image
Health/Personal Development - Fitness/Physical Activities
Health/Personal Development - Substance Use and Abuse/Addiction
Media Education - Body Image
Start a class discussion about body image, as it pertains to both sexes. What behaviour would be considered extreme and dangerous as far as bodybuilding is concerned? Discuss the risks and benefits of supplement use, including that of steroids, to achieve desired physical results. How responsible is the media in encouraging boys to attain the perfect male physique?