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Hi and welcome to Masculinity-Movies.com.

I know this much about you: You read Integral Europe’s newsletter. That leads me to conclude that you are familiar with Ken Wilber, most likely Spiral Dynamics, and perhaps even David Deida. Also, since you probably take some time off every fortnight from reading Sex, Ecology, Spirituality for the 13th time, you probably have some familiarity with movies.

That makes me happy, because I made this site for people such as yourself; especially if you are a man. So brothers (and sisters), this is my take: I believe there is a crisis in masculinity in the world’s more progressive cultures. Feminism, green, postmodernism, anti-hierarchical systems…you probably know them all by heart.

In this cultural context, it’s hard to be a man. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, for the time being just trust me on this. How could it not be? We have stripped out virtually all systems and rituals from our culture that could take a boy and his psycho-emotional makeup into the vast realms of Manhood. Why? I believe it is because we fear men. We fear masculinity when it’s channeled by a man (in women, apparently, it’s okay), and we consciously or unconsciously condemn boys en masse to a lifetime of adolescence, thinking we are doing something humane and ethical.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think this is exactly a good idea. In fact, I think it is damaging on an epic scale. Boys will not be able to weather the storms that the coming years will bring. Whenever such a boy feels called to stand up for the truth, he will fear the power of that energy that calls him to action, and shrink back into oblivion. This is the dramatic result of the shaming men have been put through for the past several decades: We fear our power.

But just like the future needs true women, it most definitely also needs true men. Men of courage, compassion and vitality, who are willing to penetrate the world with their truth and direction, for the betterment of all mankind. I’d rather not think about the alternative.

With this website, I hope to bring awareness to the importance of this process, as well as inspire men to connect with their balls, re-embody themselves, and move ahead with firm determination. And I hope to do so by go deeper with many important movies.

I thank you for being here and suggest you go to the movie database to see if there’s anything which you’d like to look into more deeply. If not, post a suggestion as to what you’d like to see featured here, and I’d be happy to oblige. Or maybe you’d like to check out some of the articles, just read my blog, or read more about the people behind the project.

Okay, very good. Let’s get this show on the road.

— Eivind Figenschau Skjellum
founder of Masculinity-Movies.com