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The Butch Factor (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 20 June 2009 (USA)
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A multicultural examination of modern gay male society and how masculinity is expected, defined, accepted, and expanded.

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Christopher Hines ...
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Jason Hefley ...
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H.T. Bennett ...
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Junior Buendia ...
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Doug Komlenic ...
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Frank Yanez ...
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Vincent Calvarese ...
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Ellen Brin ...
Herself - San Francisco Sheriff's Department Officer (as Capt. Ellen Brin)
Mike Gunn ...
Himself - San Francisco Sheriff's Department Officer (as Sr. Deputy Mike Gunn)
Kevin Reed ...
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Marcus Nunn ...
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Dalph Johnson ...
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Bil Yoelin ...
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Jim Reed ...
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Dave Allen ...
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Documentarian Christopher Hines illustrates the varying degrees of masculinity in contemporary gay male culture by posing specific questions, and studying the variety of lifestyles of the gay community. The film offers an alternative and new look at masculinity and homosexuality as interpreted by the members of the gay community. There are interviews with rugby players, rodeo riders, writers, teachers, historians, and psychologists, who draw a rich portrait of masculinity and how gay men see themselves and others. Written by trivwhiz

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Steve Sublet: It takes a man to walk around in a pair of heels... trust me, 'cause it kills your feet.
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References I Love You, Man (2009) See more »

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Breathe Without Breaking
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Not Bad
6 February 2010 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

It's a challenging undertaking to examine "the butch factor" as it relates to gay men, and the filmmakers have done an OK job. They interview all kinds of gay men: guys who play football, rugby, guys involved in rodeo, and other stereotypical masculine pursuits. This is balanced somewhat by interviews with "feminine" men. Also included are interviews with sociologists and others who study masculinity and gay culture.

However, the "movie" has an "E channel" look and feel. Lots of gratuitous shots of chests, butts, etc. Is this a documentary, or is it selling itself as fun to watch?


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