Mon, 23 June 2014
Maria Shriver; Growing up with 4 brothers. Escaping from a kibbutz. Maria's attitude toward employees / help. Her education, and a degree of naivete. Past boyfriends. Her introduction to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Maria's career as a broadcast journalist. Pressure from her family and Arnold.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's father Gustav, his brother Meinhard and mother Aurelia. Gustav's abusive parenting and his rivalry with his brother. Gustav's Nazi past. Arnold and Meinhard become bullies, targeting primarily girls. Arnold's practical jokes and conflicts with the paparazzi. Kurt Marnul and Arnold's steroid use. Arnold's stint in the military as a tank driver, and the Mr. Junior Europe competition.
Gustav's womanizing. Gustav and Aurelia's concern that Arnold was gay. Gay "patrons" of bodybuilders. Arnold's rumored patrons including Arce Gomez, Oscar Heidenstam and an unnamed German banker. Arnold poses for a nude photospread and for Robert Mapplethorpe.
Arnold's possible legal trouble, his immigration to the US. His brother Meinhard's untimely end. Gustav's death.
Off color remars by Arnold. Possible Nazi sympathies? Arnold dates Barabara Outland and lands a role in Hercules Goes to New York. More off color remarks by Arnold. Arnold moves on the Sue Mory and starts dating Maria at the same time.
Arnold expands his financial empire. Arnold wins the Mr. Olympia competition to great protest. His movie career takes off with Conan the Barbarian and later The Terminator. The atrocious "Carnival in Rio" documentary (link below). Arnold's affair with Brigitte Nielsen. His marriage to Maria Shriver.