Here, we have a video that reflects on the conflicting, and for some, unattainable gender expectations young men grow up with. Some are able to meet society’s standard for male adequacy. Others, many others, are haunted by unmet expectations, because of society’s rigid standards for defining masculinity and sexual roles..
The Masks You Live In is a film produced by The Representation Project, a non-profit, launched by Filmmaker Jennifer Seibel Newsom, that focuses on understanding and broadening the standards of how masculinity and femininity are represented in the media.
Here is a trailer introducing The Masks We Live In.