Söhnlein Brillant: Die fantastischen VideoEssays von Jonathan McIntosh

Darth Vader by Tomas Castelazo, Jebulon [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Die fantastischen VideoEssays von Jonathan McIntosh

and where to find them

Falls ich es künftig mal wieder leid bin, zu erläutern, wozu man denn jetzt bitte auch noch Männerforschung braucht, werde ich neben den Männerphantasien von nun an die Essays von Jonathan empfehlen; bevor ich mich selbst empfehle.

Seine letzten vierfünf Analysen sind zum niederknien!!

The Fantastic Masculinity of Newt Scamander

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As a cultural critic, I watch a ridiculous number of movies, always on the lookout for more positive Hollywood representations of masculinity. I usually walk out of the theater disappointed but occasionally the stars align and I find myself pleasantly surprised. That’s how I felt after seeing Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Newt Scamander, the protagonist of this Harry Potter spinoff, is a refreshingly atypical male hero for a fantasy adventure blockbuster. This video essay is a detailed character study of Newt Scamander’s performance of masculinity.

Für den Fall, dass sein Video von WarnerBros & Youtube geblockt wird, hier eine SicherheitsKopie im Internet Archiv:


Born Sexy Yesterday

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This video essay is about a gendered trope that has bothered me for years but didn’t have a name, so I gave it one: Born Sexy Yesterday. It’s a science fiction convention where the mind of what’s essentially a naive, yet highly skilled, girl is written into the body of a mature sexualized woman. Born sexy yesterday is about an unbalanced relationship dynamic, but it’s also very much connected to masculinity. The subtext of the trope is rooted in a deep seated male insecurity around experienced women and sexuality.

 Predatory Romance in Harrison Ford Movies

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Harrison Ford has played some of the most iconic male heroes ever to appear on film. Many of his most popular characters antagonize women, disregard basic ideas of consent and ultimately force themselves on their love interests. Although each movie attempts to frame these actions as sexy or romantic, predatory is a more fitting description.

The Stormtrooper Paradox

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The Force Awakens does what no other movie in the long running Star Wars franchise has even done before: it humanizes Stormtroopers. Strangely the filmmakers seen unaware of the rather profound implications their new narrative has for the rest of their cinematic universe.

Donald Trump: Loveable Sitcom Misogynist

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Why wasn’t Donald Trump’s blatant and unashamed misogyny a deal breaker for voters? I argue it has a lot to do with the ways pop culture, especially television sitcoms, work to normalizes sexist behavior.

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