PosingStrap.TV, a new platform for researching Mizer's film work


The Bob Mizer Foundation is proud to announce its completion and launch of a video streaming service that allows viewing of vintage physique films on its website, phones, and smart TVs. The Bob Mizer Foundation holds the world’s largest repository of original moving images documenting the twentieth century underground male physique photographic movement.

The service and website, PosingStrap.TV, is the culmination of months of digitizing scores of Bob Mizer’s original 16mm camera negative films and readying them for online presentation. The current selection of content includes solo posing and wrestling movies, as well as Mizer’s full length story films. The films cover the 1950s through the 1970s, and all clips are arranged by category for ease of navigation.

“This project has been a real labor of love for us,” says Dennis Bell, President and CEO of the Foundation. “My special thanks to some incredible Foundation volunteers, for their tireless work in meticulously preparing the films for this initial launch.”

This opening week [July 20 -31 2017] visitors  to the site will enjoy a special Launch Day discount of just $9.74/month by using promo code “LAUNCHWEEK2017”.  A month-long subscription to www.PosingStrap.TV is regularly $12.99. Subscribers also have the option to pay for a yearlong subscription at a discounted rate.

Posingstrap.TV, a new platform for researching Mizer's film work

“We think this is a great deal, because you simply can’t find these films anywhere else,” he says. “This content is so unique, and you always find something new to appreciate about these movies each time you watch them.”

The  domain name PosingStrap.TV pays a homage to the earliest days of Mizer’s presence on the Internet. 

“The name holds special meaning to us, as it has been exactly 20 years since my original foray into the world of physique photography with PosingStrap.com hit the World Wide Web,” Bell explains. “The naming of this new streaming site is a celebration of just how far we’ve come in the two decades since Bob Mizer’s films made the leap to cyberspace. We see this as a major step forward in continuing to educate the public about the world of physique photography online.”

This opening weekend [July 14 -16] visitors to the site will enjoy a special Launch Day discount of just $9.74/month by using promo code “LAUNCHDAY2017”.

Subscribers will be able to view the site’s content on a variety of platforms, including television, desktop computers and all mobile devices.  New content will be added weekly, and subscribers may always request specific films or models be added as well. 

The announcement of the website’s development comes on the heels of a recent announcement that Mizer’s flagship publication, Physique Pictorial, is resuming printing later this summer, with a new issue coming off the presses in August. 

“Whether it’s in the physical pages of a printed digest or on your phone’s screen, Bob Mizer’s work is accessible to all. It’s for everyone,” Bell says. “We are proud to continue the great tradition of sharing his printed work while taking his films into the 21st century.”

As a special promotion, new subscribers will receive 25% off recurring subscriptions for $9.74 per month for their first year. Use the promo code LAUNCHWEEK2017 at checkout. 

Just click through to http://www.PosingStrap.tv

About The Bob Mizer Foundation:
Located in San Francisco California, the Bob Mizer Film Archive is the world’s largest repository of original moving images documenting the twentieth century underground physique movement. Spanning five decades (1942-1992), the BMF Archive documents the evolving landscape of Postwar sexual mores through the lens of pioneering artist Bob Mizer. With over 3000 film masters and one million still images, this immense body of work was directly and indirectly instrumental in overcoming legal obstacles to basic human rights regarding censorship and enjoyment of basic personal freedoms. The Bob Mizer Foundation is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of progressive and controversial photography. It is our belief that the most disputed works of art are the most important to the progress of society. The Foundation spurs thought and discussion through the protection and dissemination of photographic material that has been discriminated against, censored or otherwise marginalized. Additional information about Bob Mizer Foundation is available at www.BobMizer.org .

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