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How bromanic!

The “bro-mance” is a new genre that has gained popularity in the last few years. The genre has been made popular by director Judd Apatow of Freaks and Greeks, Superbad and Pineapple Express fame. The bromance explores homosociality and male … Continue reading

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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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How to Be a Man

Any movie that has something to do with being a man usually has some sort of scene about how to do it right. Of particular interest in the examples I’ve chosen to show as an illustration of this point is … Continue reading

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