Sylvester Stallone's first film role was Party at Kitty and Studs, a sexploitation movie which was shot in 1970 when Sly was 24. Sly's passion for acting was spotted by Stephen Verona when Sly helped a friend at an acting class with a sense from 'Death of a Salesman' at New Yorks' prestigious Herbert Berghof School. Verona remembered Sly and a few months afterwards asked him to audition for 'The lords of Flatbush' and the rest is history. Party at Kitty and Studs was never released, however once Rocky was underway they were re-edited and released as Italian Stallion which was also Sly's nickname prior to Rocky. Sly plays the part of Stud, whose world revolves entirely around sex, sex and more sex, an interest he shares with his way-out friends and his girl Kitty who likes her men mean and muscular. Stallone acknowledged in a Playboy interview that he was paid a mere $200 for his role in the film.