On Tue, 23 Nov 1999, t byfield wrote:
> but the arnold acquired his taste for bodybuilding in venice
Are you sure? On his own account he switched from soccer to lifting when he was a 12 year old in Styria, a backwoods part of Austria.
Although certainly though you are right that gay culture was always a part of body building. And it certainly played a role in its recent mainstreaming and the shaving that went with it. For one thing, it supplied and supplies many of the models in mainstream advertising.
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