Marcus Underwood, The Masculinist Metropolis

Short Film

"The Masculinist Metropolis" is a video essay exploring the cinematic portrayal of 1970s New York City as it transforms into a gothic landscape of endless violence. Specifically, it examines male representation and identity through the treatment of three hypermasculine artefacts - the automobile, the gun and alcohol. The documentary unravels how these lethal technologies address masculine anxiety and societal expectations to categorise individuals as "worker, soldier, or consumer" at the next command of authority.