Hercules star Kevin Sorbo complains Hollywood men aren’t ‘manly’ anymore
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Kevin Sorbo is upset that Hollywood doesn't have anymore 'manly' men.
In an op-ed for Fox News, the actor believes there has been an 'anti-men' ethos permeating through American films in the last two decades.
He used a line from 2004's The Incredibles to make his point.
Elastigirl says 'Leave the saving of the world to the men? I don't think so', and Sorbo believes this 'underlies every major entry for cinema’s largest metonym'.
"Everywhere we look, bold, confident, self-assured females upstage passive men who recede quietly into the background. Into the basement. Into the past," Sorbo writes.
"Fathers, in particular, have become the butt of every woke Hollywood jab, the bumbling, useless idiots who contribute nothing to their families or communities, but sacrifice themselves as objects of ridicule."
Many would be quick to point out how superhero movies have been dominating Hollywood for the better part of a decade and they all feature very manly men.
However, that isn't Sorbo's gripe.
He wants to see more 'men we’d want our sons to emulate and daughters to date'.
"Society today seriously misunderstands masculinity," he wrote.
"On the one hand, we love to normalize androgynous, Billy Porter-type men who sport skirts and poofy dresses.
"GQ’s 2019 best-dressed man, Timothée Chalamet, for example, often wears clothes that, well… let’s just say your grandfather wouldn’t have been caught dead dressed like Chalamet."
So what if your grandfather wouldn't rock an outfit like the Dune star? Fashion is constantly evolving and if you peek a bit further back in history, blokes certainly weren't dripping in whatever Sorbo defines as 'masculine'.
Think powdered faces, fashionable wigs, big, puffy outfits.
The Hercules star believes 'alcohol, drugs, video games, porn and other entertainment' are to blame for the current state of masculinity, however didn't use any evidence to back any of that up.
How video games might influence style or masculinity amongst A-listers is anyone's guess.
"Boys, especially, need heroes," he said.
"It’s part of why storytelling has been an essential part of culture throughout history, particularly through the medium of filmmaking in this generation."
And women also need heroes, Kevin, and that's why we've been seeing more stories told about women, by women, for women.
He added: "It’s time for the world’s entertainment capital to reintroduce good men: men who love their wives and children, protect them, fight for what’s right, and speak up for the powerless.
"Men who, above all, have overcome their own selfish desires and are free to put others first."
You can do all that and rock a stunning red outfit Kevin, just saying.