Synopsis by Hal Erickson
For those seeking a break from all those feminist documentaries in which women sit around discussing the iniquities of a male-dominated world, we submit for your approval the Canadian The Masculine Mystique. Veteran Scottish-born filmmaker Giles Walker, in concert with relative newcomer Jimmy Neils Smith, throw political correctness to the wind by offering us the Men's angle. Four certified males, drawn from various walks of life, are asked their opinions on the feminist movement. Some of the commentary is expectedly scatological and demeaning. Occasionally, however, a whiff of incisiveness and senstivity emerges.
feminism, masculinity, women's-issues