Making Masculine

Making Masculine is a documentary about the constructs of masculinity and pressure that society places on all of us to fit into a heteronormative culture. Director Nicholas Swatz turns the camera on himself to share his personal experiences with femmephobia within gay culture, and how he had to find a sense of peace with his feminine characteristics. We also hear from Justin Gerhard, a Canadian actor who has made an online-personality out of his sexuality in the form of The Gay Men Channel on Youtube, and how he challenges the masculine 'norm' that has followed him since childhood. Dakota Conduct, a Chicago-based drag queen who embraced drag culture in response to the Trump presidency, shares personal triumphs after coming out and being rejected by family. Farah Ali, a clinical psychologist explains the psychological effects that the coming out process has on LGBT youth, and where low self-worth comes into play in the story. All of these stories come together to express the sense of pride that all LGBT people must possess in order to be unapologetically themselves, every day.

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Running Time
51 minutes
Nicholas Swatz
Canada, USA
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Making Masculine» (22)

George H. avatar
George H.

Loved this movie. I was not sure at first, but it turned out to be awesome!

Anna Harrison avatar
Anna Harrison

I would highly recommend that anyone who is deciding whether or not to go and see it does; you will most likely love it.

Kevin avatar

Best film I've seen in a long time. Takes you in straight away.

Sean Stewart avatar
Sean Stewart

This film, is basically, at least in my opinion, one of the greatest films ever, period.

Zachary Vasquez avatar
Zachary Vasquez

Excellent! just what I needed after a long day. I would love to see more movies like this one!

Marie A. avatar
Marie A.

Nicholas Swatz did an amazing job with this film. I loved every scene in this film.

Alice D. avatar
Alice D.

great story & performance

Scott V. avatar
Scott V.

Can't say it's incredible, but I still liked it very much. Would still recommend it highly.