Stars of new film ‘Stuber’ say the comedy tackles ‘toxic masculinity’

There’s a war on men these days – at least in the sense that being masculine and acting in accordance with your genetic predispositions to be the breadwinner, protector and head of the household are bad things.

Being masculine has been deemed toxic by liberals, Hollywood and that mindset is starting to seep into our commercials, pop culture and now movies. The new film “Stuber”, which stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) will deal with the concept head on.

The stars told The Hollywood Reporter that masculinity has been a problem for both men and women.

“I feel like we’re in a time where we can talk about masculinity and how it’s always been very traditionally defined in a narrow way and how that’s led to problems for everyone — for women and for men,” Nanjiani said. “I felt like it would be interesting to try to talk about that stuff in a traditionally very masculine genre. A buddy cop action comedy is such a dude movie, so we thought it would be interesting to talk about dude issues that also affect the whole world, in a traditionally male genre.”

“Throughout the film, we’re constantly talking about it,” Bautista added. “Sometimes you don’t realize it because we’re making you laugh or disguising it with action, but we really do have the discussion throughout the film.”

Great, just what movie goers want – something preaching at them when they’re just trying to escape politics for a few hours.

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