Vedant Sethi, What About Men

Short FilmVideo Essay

This video essay explores the portrayal of male bodies through history, tracing the evolving standards from ancient statues and carvings to Renaissance paintings, before culminating in the modern day imagery on social media and television. The primary aim of this video essay is to illuminate how the ideals of the male aesthetic and body image have been assimilated into society, paralleling the long-standing societal pressures faced by women.