A Fresh Look at Male Promiscuity on TV
Having lots of sex with as many women as possible is the best, most desirable thing that any man can aspire to, right?
That’s usually the message presented by most male characters in popular media today. Male promiscuity is almost always portrayed as something admirable. But rarely, if ever, do we see a character who realizes that this behavior is self-destructive. So when Jason Stackhouse came to this introspective realization on last Sunday’s True Blood, I was blown away.
I wrote about this atypical approach to portraying male sexuality on Modern Primate, a news and entertainment blog that seeks to re-examine notions of male identity in media.Tags: equality, feminism, hbo, jason stackhouse, masculinity, media, sex, sexuality, true blood, TV