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Just Watched Pumping Iron


#1

so, ive seen many clips of the movie "pumping iron", but recently sat through the whole thing..can honsetly say i never realized how big of a douche bag Arnold was back in the day. Still one of the greats, but just an ass


#2

Dude, it’s a mockumentary where he embraced the role of the “bad guy.”


#3

That movie always makes me feel like gay porn is about to explode at any time.

That dudes stache…the music

All so gay


#4

Now you need to watch ‘The making of pumping iron’. It was all for show.


#5

But lets get down to brass tacs here… How bad we’re their gym outfits?

Tiny tank tops, sort shorts and GASP no shirt some of the time?!? Bunch of douches.

Amiright?


#6

[quote]gregron wrote:
But lets get down to brass tacs here… How bad we’re their gym outfits?

Tiny tank tops, sort shorts and GASP no shirt some of the time?!? Bunch of douches.

Amiright?[/quote]

Yeah, plus BAREFOOT!


#7

[quote]SSC wrote:
Dude, it’s a mockumentary where he embraced the role of the “bad guy.”[/quote]

Lol yeah. Or a “docudrama” or whatever they call it.


#8

Even when you consider its a mockumentary, arnold didnt strike me as a bad guy???

If you’re talking about the tricks he plays on some competitors, its a professional competition, playing mind games is perfectly acceptable.


#9

[quote]dnice617 wrote:
so, ive seen many clips of the movie “pumping iron”, but recently sat through the whole thing…can honsetly say i never realized how big of a douche bag Arnold was back in the day. Still one of the greats, but just an ass[/quote]

Somebody should start reading a bit more into topics before making a blanket statement, serious character flaw should get that fixed OP.


#10

[quote]dnice617 wrote:
so, ive seen many clips of the movie “pumping iron”, but recently sat through the whole thing…can honsetly say i never realized how big of a douche bag Arnold was back in the day. Still one of the greats, but just an ass[/quote]

Fascinating.


#11

[quote]Ct. Rockula wrote:
That movie always makes me feel like gay porn is about to explode at any time.

That dudes stache…the music

All so gay[/quote]

I agree with this. The first time I watched it, I was about 20, hitting the gym really hard and making good progress. My girlfriend at the time didn’t understand my obsession, so I blindly purchased Pumping Iron based on all the great feedback I had heard. I thought “this will make her understand”.

We put it in the DVD player…and then came

…the short shorts…

…the 15 guys sunning themselves on blankets…

…the scene where Arnold walks into the hotel room with an underwear-clad Franco lying on the bed, with 70s porn music in the background…

Not only did it not help my girlfriend understand the weightlifting lifestyle I had embarked on, I think it also made her question my sexuality. In all fairness, it is a rather gay film.


#12

so is the sport


#13

[quote]spk wrote:
so is the sport[/quote]

touche


#14

[quote]PimpBot5000 wrote:

[quote]Ct. Rockula wrote:
That movie always makes me feel like gay porn is about to explode at any time.

That dudes stache…the music

All so gay[/quote]

I agree with this. The first time I watched it, I was about 20, hitting the gym really hard and making good progress. My girlfriend at the time didn’t understand my obsession, so I blindly purchased Pumping Iron based on all the great feedback I had heard. I thought “this will make her understand”.

We put it in the DVD player…and then came

…the short shorts…

…the 15 guys sunning themselves on blankets…

…the scene where Arnold walks into the hotel room with an underwear-clad Franco lying on the bed, with 70s porn music in the background…

Not only did it not help my girlfriend understand the weightlifting lifestyle I had embarked on, I think it also made her question my sexuality. In all fairness, it is a rather gay film.

[/quote]

I felt the same way…I first saw it in 1992 and the weird thing is that was the first time I’d seen bodybuilders in motion.
That sounds nutty but I mean growing up without the internet and not ever seeing a bodybuilding competition on TV and only seeing the magazines this movie was the first time I’d seen a guy flexing. Sure there were some big guys at the World Gym where my cousin worked (before I started lifting), but nothing like the guys in the movie. I guess the only thing I’d seen was Arnold in his movies…but never any guys all oiled up flexing in trunks.
It did feel like me and my buddy were watching gay porn together.


#15

you guys are crazy. Gayness didn’t exist until the 80s.

Back in Arnie’s day the handlebar moustache was the epitome of masculinity


#16

[quote]gregron wrote:
But lets get down to brass tacs here… How bad we’re their gym outfits?

Tiny tank tops, sort shorts and GASP no shirt some of the time?!? Bunch of douches.

Amiright?[/quote]
lol i give u that. and there outfits were “proper” for the time period


#17

[quote]PimpBot5000 wrote:

[quote]Ct. Rockula wrote:
That movie always makes me feel like gay porn is about to explode at any time.

That dudes stache…the music

All so gay[/quote]

I agree with this. The first time I watched it, I was about 20, hitting the gym really hard and making good progress. My girlfriend at the time didn’t understand my obsession, so I blindly purchased Pumping Iron based on all the great feedback I had heard. I thought “this will make her understand”.

We put it in the DVD player…and then came

…the short shorts…

…the 15 guys sunning themselves on blankets…

…the scene where Arnold walks into the hotel room with an underwear-clad Franco lying on the bed, with 70s porn music in the background…

Not only did it not help my girlfriend understand the weightlifting lifestyle I had embarked on, I think it also made her question my sexuality. In all fairness, it is a rather gay film.

[/quote]
“its like im cumming. i cum backstage, i cum when im posing, i cum when im home, so i am cumming day and night” -Arnold


#18

[quote]rds63799 wrote:
you guys are crazy.

Right now in this day snd age (and for all time) the handlebar moustache is the epitome of masculinity[/quote]

Edited for accurancy.


#19

[quote]gregron wrote:

[quote]rds63799 wrote:
you guys are crazy.

Right now in this day snd age (and for all time) the handlebar moustache is the epitome of masculinity[/quote]

Edited for accurancy.[/quote]

So where’s YOURS, Greg?


#20

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]gregron wrote:

[quote]rds63799 wrote:
you guys are crazy.

Right now in this day snd age (and for all time) the handlebar moustache is the epitome of masculinity[/quote]

Edited for accurancy.[/quote]

So where’s YOURS, Greg? [/quote]

I don’t have it anymore. New job doesn’t allow those types of mustaches because they said it makes me to sexually attractive and would lead to me getting preferential treatment.

Sucks. Now I’m forced to be clean shaven, look like a 16 year old and get carded all the time.