“What makes a man?” It’s an old-age question that’s been explored at length, again and again. But at a time where the conversation surrounding modern masculinity and indeed, what makes a man, is constantly being challenged, it’s never been as in flux as it is now.
And now, a new short documentary, Boys – an extension of British portrait photographer Rosie Matheson’s series of the same name – takes a raw look at this radically changing idea of masculinity.
Shot by London-based filmmaker Kaj Jeffries on dreamy fragmented Super 8 film, the film features frank discussions with young British men exploring gender identity.
They get to grips with their views on the often damaging preconceptions of maleness, and give a revealing look of what it means to be a man in today’s society.
Watch the trailer below…
The first official screening of Boys is on Friday 27th July at 74 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY. It can also be seen at selected film festivals at the end of this year. Follow Kaj & Rosie for more screening updates.