masculinity

Nu Metal Tried to Warn Us About Male Rage, But Instead We Laughed at Their Masks

A reappraisal of the genre is no joke; it’s actually a worthwhile study of male anxiety, fear and other difficult-to-express emotions from the early aughts

Lynn Shelton’s ‘Humpday’ Is Still the Greatest Bromance Ever Made

This 2009 indie gem, about two straight male friends dared into making a gay porn together, encapsulates everything that was tender and insightful about the late writer-director

What’s So Sexy About Guys Wearing Thin Chains?

The working-class signifier of masculinity is having a moment, but TikTok teens might just kill it

‘I Know This Much Is True’ Makes a Virtue of Its Manly Misery

This despairing HBO miniseries features Mark Ruffalo in dual roles as troubled twin brothers, but its commitment to suffering starts to become suffocating