The representation of men has been evolving, and these characters give us a bit of hope and a lot of tenderness.
The representations of female characters have changed a lot. Fortunately, there are fewer and fewer productions that sexualize, objectify or drive women crazy. All of the above, for example, he did on more than one occasion game of Thrones and got better with House of Dragon, so it’s always hopeful to see a change, although we must not lose sight of the fact that there is still much to do.
Among all that must be done, there is also changing the narrative of the male characters, so that stop repeating that “macho” message that you can do anything with a hero complex, coff coff Vin Diesel and Tom Cruise in their respective long franchises.
But, today we are here to talk about hope, and about the productions that little by little have put their grain of sand to show us that we can be a different society. Here some examples.
Not counting Stan, almost every man in Gravity Falls breaks the stereotype of masculinity: The “sissy” reporter, the cops who are a couple, and obviously Dipper who even has to learn to be a “man” to fit into the concepts of hegemony.
Nate Better Late Than Never
Nate, Better Late Than Never available on Disney+ presents a new narrative in which a boy wants to be a Broadway star, but here his main problem is not that his parents won’t let him, or that they bother him for being a “sissy”, but Rather, no one gives him a first chance, so he looks for it himself to demonstrate his talent.
Much was said on social networks about the good examples that the two Madrigal men are, they do not bother because their wives are the ones with gifts and they do not, they support from where they belong, and they respect the limits when they cross the line, like when Pepa asks her husband if he tells the story because he keeps interrupting her. Charm it is quite a gem.
With the arrival of the third season of Ted Lasso we can talk about men who change, who deconstruct themselves, who listen and mold themselves to leave behind their toxic masculinity. Although they do not portray themselves as perfect men, they do shows that when you want you can leave such caveman thoughts behind, even being a FIFAS.
Captain Fantastic shows a different way of educating, and what is different is always scary, but without a doubt, not because they look like hippies, these men are dangerous, in fact, Viggo Mortensen says one of the pieces of advice that should be given to everyone: “When you have sex with a woman, be gentle and listen to her. Treat her with respect and dignity, even if you don’t love her… Always tell the truth. Always behave well .. she Lives as if every day were the last. absorb it all be adventurous Be bold. But enjoy it. Come in quickly.”
Knives Out / Glass Onion
From Knives Out, the character of Daniel Craig was shown as a different detective, if a bit like Sherlock, but not pedantic or open to collaboration, and even less to stop praising the mind of a woman. Which he reaffirmed in the Glass Onion as being the safe haven of a woman he didn’t even know.
Robert De Niro’s character is the least deconstructed in the world and reinforces the idea of ”gentlemen” who according to no longer exist, although they should just be decent human beings. However, Anne Hathaway’s husband does have a little more differentiator, although infidelity on his part ends up ruining him.
We hardly see the husbands of these brilliant journalists trying to shoot Harvey Weinstein, yet your problems don’t revolve around “my husband says I work too much” or “he won’t keep the kids”
how i met your father
Almost no one is happy with the new version of How I met you Mother, however, its male characters are a thousand times better than those of its predecessor, because girl seriously, if he tells you that Barney Stinson is his role model, he’s a flag network for sure.
On the other hand, in Hilary Duff’s version, it’s not that the men are little hands, although they are not deeply developed, at least they are less male.
Red taught us a lot about performance and talking about topics that are rarely shown, and one that has perhaps been the most overlooked, but certainly not the least, is the kind of dad, husband, and man that Mr. Lee is. He cooks, supports the family business from all trenches, gives good advice, and respects the limits of his wife and daughter.
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These series and movies will make you believe in men again (Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso is adorable)