There’s a staggering amount of estrogen in our blogs and podcasts. We’d like to shake the content up a bit and expand our masculine audience. Many classic films fall under the manly umbrella: shoot-‘em-up westerns, shadowy noir, timeless war tales, and action-filled gangster ploys. Females are capable of enjoying these types of films, but we feel they were primarily geared towards men. So, here is what we ask of you:
- Think about the quintessential films in these genres
- Reflect upon why these films appeal to men
Write a blog (or podcast) regarding the masculine gender in film, genres that appeal to men, films in these genres*, or a combination of any of the above. If you are male or female and disagree with this completely … write about that!
This blogathon is primarily for members of the classic film blogging community. But, if you are a casual reader or specialise outside the classic film realm, you’re welcome to submit an entry, too!
On the day of the blogathon, we will create a new post for the contributions. Simply add a comment to the post with a link to your corresponding entry and we will add you to the list of submissions. For courtesy’s sake, sign up for the blogathon as soon as possible (preferably on this post or shoot us a comment on Facebook/Twitter/e-mail). We’d like to get a running count of participants.
*This includes film reviews and personal accounts. We’re not professors, you will not be graded. Hehe.
When: November 19-20, 2011.
Conclusion: If you find yourself struggling with the subject, we will submit our contribution to the blogathon one week before the event. Our podcast will feature special guest Dr. Philippa Gates; she will clarify and define gender roles in films and delve deeper into the topic at hand.
We are so excited to see what the classic film community can contribute (as we have seen your examples in past blogathons) and if you have any questions feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook, Twitter, or under the Contact tab of our website.
Let’s do this for the boys!
Contributors (so far):