The Campy, trashy, and oh so eighties Aaron Spelling TV Movie ~ Making of a Male Model~ the TVM that shot Jon-Erik Hexum to National fame, is finally available on Made-to-order DVDS at Amazon!
Making of a Male Model DVD
Joan Collins is as usual playing the image of Joan Collins she perfected in that gliztzy era. Jon-Erik, as Tyler Burnett, truly rises above the material. Proving that there's no such thing as small parts, only small actors.
He gives a great performance as a country-bumpkin turned Cosmopolitan model. Tyler is torn between the simple farm life as a studly crop duster, and making it happen in the Big Apple with his Modeling Scout, Kay Dillon. Along the way Tyler learns some harsh lessons about the price of fame and how fleeting it can be.
Look out for a hammy but touching performance by the late Jeff Conaway as Tyler's roommate, a pitiful, washed up model. And Jon-Erik's EPIC ride into the Metropolitan sunset!
How did Jon-Erik feel about this TVM? In a letter to an acquaintance he wrote: …"kinda trashy."
HA! As of that point he hadn't seen it. But you can read the quick letter HERE at the Jon-Erik Hexum Fan Club Website. And I know he spoke about it in latter interviews which can be found in articles on both my website,Voyagers Guidebook, and Tenafly Guy.