The Mask You Live In
|The Mask You Live In|
|Directed by||Jennifer Siebel Newsom|
|Produced by||Jennifer Siebel Newsom|
|Written by||Jennifer Siebel Newsom|
The Mask You Live In is a 2015 documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film explores what Newsom perceives to be harmful notions about masculinity in American culture.
Newsom's inspiration for making the film came from becoming pregnant with her son. In an interview she said, "It was really important to me that I could nurture a son who could be true to his authentic self, who wouldn't always feel like he had to prove his masculinity. There's so much loneliness, pain, and suffering when one is pretending to be someone that they're not." Newsom raised $101,111 on Kickstarter towards making the film.
- Masculine psychology
- Miss Representation, a 2011 documentary film by Newsom about the impact of media portrayals of women
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