Tagged with Masculinity

Masculinity = Muscles?

“I’m gonna punch you in the ovary, that’s what I’m gonna do. A straight shot. Right to the babymaker.” – Will Ferrell in Anchorman This quote is just one of the many ridiculous things Will Ferrell says. In a recent article, Colin Tait implies that Will Ferrell embodies the “absurdity of excessive masculinity”. He defines “absurdity … Continue reading

Masculinity At Its Finest

Some of my all-time favorite comedic movies include Anchorman and Step Brothers. I quote them daily and each one of them has completely different plots and themes with only one thing in common: the actor, Will Ferrell. He appears in these movies to be overly enthusiastic and exaggerates every aspect of the character he is … Continue reading

Johnny Knoxville and “Manly Humor”

I found Colin Tait’s article on Will Ferrell and absurd masculinity incredibly interesting. The article touched on topics I had never even thought about like “time-bending,” the trend of men acting like children in comedy, and the “absurdity of excessive masculinity.” I think what is meant by “absurdity of excessive masculinity” is  an exaggerated  take on the American … Continue reading

Seth Rogan and his version of Masculinity

    In his movies, Will Ferrell typically plays the very extreme role of the outrageous, nonsensical man who has absurd ideas of how reality really is. Several examples that he is famous for playing this kind of role include movies like Blades of Glory, Talladega Nights, Anchorman, and Step brothers, just to name a … Continue reading