That’s not to say it’s unenjoyable. Kai Greene, the sport’s philosopher king, is as fascinating, mysterious, and quotable as ever as he tries to find meaning in a life that no longer revolves around Mr. Olympia. Rich Piana lives up to his reputation as a dark horse (or is it black sheep?) of the sport, at one point confessing that he finds little meaning in family and that his biggest goal is to be as popular as Dwayne Johnson — so that everyone will want to wait on him. Iris Kyle shows a lot of pathos as she grapples with the reality that Ms. Olympia has been discontinued and that female bodybuilding is largely extinct, subverted by figure and bikini competitions. Social media celebrity Calum von Moger, meanwhile, proves that despite his farm boy niceness and mammoth Instagram following, he really doesn’t have the on-screen charisma to meet his movie star aspirations.
From the producer of the original classic Pumping Iron', comes "Generation Iron" the long awaited true story of dedication, rivalry, victory, defeat, redemption and triumph... The film examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today and gives us access to the lives of current bodybuilding stars Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Branch Warren, Dennis Wolf, Victor Martinez, Hidetada Yamagishi as well as ambitious newcomer Ben Pakulski and European sensation Roelly Winklaar on their journey to be crowned Mr. Olympia. Written by Steve Greenberg
While it may be discussed online or in the media, steroids is an often ignored talking point when it comes to the actual athletes – save for a few. The film Generation Iron sought to get an inside look at the athletes and the industry as a whole. Of course, this meant some digging into the controversial steroids conversation. While it was touched upon in the movie – there was plenty of footage that landed on the cutting room floor. One such scene is Dennis Wolf opening up about steroids in the bodybuilding industry. Check out this never before seen interview above!