How Films Have Changed The Way Modern Men View Their Bodies
The way you view your body and sculpt or modify it is influenced by a range of factors. One of these is the culture you take in, including the books you read and the plays you attend.
One type of media that has a significant impact on our view on our body is film. Movies are a visual medium, so they can educate us as well as entertain us. They can have cultural impacts on society and define generations in some cases.
While women often attend more movies than men, and their forms are often represented and scrutinized more closely, men also love watching films.
Also, many modern films are committed to ensuring that there is as much male nudity as there is female nudity to allow for equal representation.
As such, modern movies have changed how contemporary men view their bodies. In this article, we explore the ways this has occurred over the past few years.
They Give Us An Appreciation For Athletic Male Forms
Athletic male forms are a staple of most modern movies, and most actors in leading roles have chiselled physiques. Many major movie stars, such as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Terry Crews and Jason Statham, used to be professional athletes before they became actors, so they have athletic bodies and work hard to create an appearance of strength and physical fitness.
Movies Show Us There’s No Shame In Men Enjoying Dance
Most of us grew up believing that dancing, particularly styles such as erotic dancing, aren’t a male pastime, but movies have proved this wrong. Films such as Magic Mike have shown us that men can be amazing erotic dancers. If you want real-life inspiration, then head on down to Men in Motion to see how real men move and cultivate their amazing bodies.
Men Can See How Sexy Dad Bods Can Be Too
It’s not just athletic men who do well in movies. Men with dad bods and untraditional good looks can be the heroes too. This does happen more commonly in comic movies, but men with unsculpted physiques are becoming more prevalent in other genres too. Action movies remain the mainstay of athletic men, but greater representation is becoming more common for a wider range of types of male bodies.
There Are Plenty Of Tattoos On Display
A change that has come about over recent years in the movies is a greater acceptance and inclusion of tattoos. Many movies now include incredible tattoos, both real and fake, on male and female actors. As a result, more and more people are becoming accustomed to seeing body art on men and some men are even considering exploring getting tattoos themselves. These might be designed to emulate the tattoos worn by their favorite movie stars and characters, or they might simply be images that men love and now feel able to have tattooed on their bodies.
Films change the way we see the world and even the way in which we view ourselves. As this article highlights, there are many ways that movies have an impact on the way men view their bodies and how they work to modify them.