What Makes A Man? Here’s the Trailer for “Mansome”
What makes a man?
It would appear that men are having a bit of an identity crisis in the 21st century. While it’s always been in-fashion to be well groomed and well dressed, the standards of men are being shifted to something nearly completely unidentifiable. The media, particularly the American mainstream, has done a lot to overexpose society to nearly every type of “man” there is, and truth be told, if you’re under 18 you’re probably having an identity crisis and not even realizing it.
So much goes into advertising (literally tens of billions) these days that even at 26 years old I still look at male models in GQ Mag and wonder what the hell I’m supposed to be buying. Am I supposed to buy the Ralph Lauren custom-tailored suit for $5K or am I supposed to have diamond hard, mile high cheek bones and an air brushed complexion? Whatever happened to texture? Is there only one body frame that this suit will fit into? How did he get his thighs so thin?
Ready for some truth?
The simple fact about being a man isn’t what or who we wear, but how we handle our day-to-day to affairs. There’s a lot that goes into attracting a female counterpart, I won’t – nay can’t deny that fact. But ya know what? One of the best ways to discover your own “manhood” for yourself is to figure out what and who you aren’t. This is the kind of discovery that’s forged over time. The kind of time that’s forged with hard work, learning to accept failure as part of becoming more, and never settling for less than what you deserve. There’s a lot that goes into becoming a man, and while advertisers tell us to look good, I think it’s important to feel good above all else.
Being a man is in the attitude, not the clothes. Attitude comes from confidence. Confidence comes from understanding and respecting others, yourself, and your values. Real women, the kind worthy of building a home with and showing off the family to, pick up on confidence more than anything. It’s our strongest tool, men, and without it we’re just children in a $5k suit.
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Written By: Michael Dubin
Directed By: Lucia Aniello