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Tender Masculinity in Fifty Dead Men Walking

Fifty Dead Men Walking is based on the true story of Martin McGarland, who was recruited to spy on the IRA during the Troubles in Ireland.  Just as the film shows that the conflict was not black and white, it … Continue reading

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Masculinities in American Beauty and Fight Club

There are a number of parallels to be found around masculinity in the films American Beauty and Fight Club.  The male protagonists in each movie abandon the sensitive, obeying, and materialistic identity of the ‘New Man.’ They attempt to reclaim … Continue reading

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Shane’s Female Masculinity on The L Word

Shane, a character from The L Word, is famous for her female masculinity.  She’s known for being the mysterious, lanky, androgynously-dressed womanizer on the show. I wonder where we can find (female) masculinity in Shane, other than in her looks and in her … Continue reading

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Maternal Masculinity?: The Masculinity of Dr. Alex Karev on Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy’s bad-ass doctor, Alex Karev, makes for an interesting case study of masculinity.  Alex represents a stereotypical man-as-rebel model of masculinity, but with some “feminine” touches, especially in the more recent seasons of the show.  He’s tough in many … Continue reading

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