The Mask You Live In

Compared to girls, research shows that boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives. Jennifer Siebel Newsom's new documentary film, The Mask You Live In, asks: As a society, how are we failing our boys?


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  • ★★★★½ review by Emily Housel on Letterboxd

    watched this in my sociology class and got emo twice

  • ★★★★★ review by Keith Garrett on Letterboxd

    "Masculinity" is toxic 👏🏼 dangerous 👏🏼 and pathetic 👏🏼

  • ★★★½ review by Peter Rogers on Letterboxd

    A solid and moving look at the damaging effects of masculine identity, and the ways that this can be challenged. The Mask You Live In, whilst at times very unstructured and often broad in its assertions, is nevertheless fairly level-headed and appropriately deals with its subject material without ever turning into "man bashing".

  • ★★★★ review by Vee on Letterboxd

    make gender studies obligatory tbh i want it you want it lets go

  • ★★★★★ review by slowlove on Letterboxd

    i'm really glad this documentary exists

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