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Harvey Pullings II
@The79thstreetkd · 4:56
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#thecheckin: Ep.3 - The "Man" Complex

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I always caught a bunch of episodes with my wife and it's such a well written show because you get inside of these concepts of femininity, feminism, promiscuity, sexism, relationships, love, the idea of compromise and career and success, all while being a woman, while also they navigating the world of New York City amidst a male controlled world

Prologue to Sex in the Man Cave (Why we’ve never had a male version of Sex in the City). Whats the deal with the concept of masculinity in media

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Harvey Pullings II
@The79thstreetkd · 4:59

#thecheckin Ep. 3 - Part 2

You. So when we see these types of presentations of Masculinity, it really puts into play on the difficulties that we have trying to find a personification, trying to find a healthy balance of how men can be vulnerable without this necessity of reminding the public that they're men. And I say that to say and again, we'll go into deeper detail on Swell with my Sex in the City episode
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And I often feel bad because I watch the women and how they interact with the men and the men are pretty much damned no matter what they do or don't do. And it's because of those unrealistic expectations. And yet I can see how the women have have arrived there because of other influences, society or hearing other people talk or what have you. Yeah. Anyway, I think a show like you're describing would be really interesting
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Taylor J
@Taylor · 4:13
And it's seen as sort of like a playful thing and not as something that is overly risque. And I think for me, the most interesting type of TV shows or films are ones that challenge me to think differently or challenge the world to acknowledge that things might be a little bit different than how they interpret it or internalize it
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Harvey Pullings II
@The79thstreetkd · 4:08

@Taylor

And I feel like with a show like Sex and the City, that's so important, having these women pretty much become humanized by talking to each other about these subjects that a lot of cultures consider taboo. And even to this day, like you said, it's kind of torn to shreds by a lot of the macho audience. The idea of patriarchy, the idea of sexuality, promiscuity, sexism, success, all these things. A show like that for women was so groundbreaking and awesome
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Harvey Pullings II
@The79thstreetkd · 4:57
And the reason why it's an interesting show to analyze through the lens of masculinity is because I've always said that demographically masculinity changes. That's not a secret. But when you add a niche to it, like Nerd culture, comic book culture, before it became this mainstream thing that it is now for Nerd culture, there was a specific it's finally happening, Nerds are being accepted moment. And these type of television shows had a certain type of masculinity
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