Lessons In Masculinity From Brando...

Lessons In Masculinity From Brando...

From a recent Take I wrote, I discovered Marlon Brando still has the charm to grab almost any woman's attention. It's in the spirit that I want to illustrate how Marlon Brando, the actor, embodies the things that women are attracted to. (hint: besides looks.)

WILLING TO DO IT HIS WAY

Brando disdained the status quo that celebrated him. Despite making a serious of unbelievably poor life choices, he redefined acting forever when he decided he was going to act natural instead of super "movie like" and overly theatrical. If you watch a Streetcar Named Desire that he's the only one in the movie that acted like actors act now, which is to say believable.

ICONOCLAST OF PERFECTION

The man with the balls to say Elizabeth Taylor's ass was too small, Brando had a think for "darker women" even though he was seen as a perfect representation of the white American male. He found Native/indigeneous people uncorrupted and more human than what European America had become. Whether this was warranted--he believed in something and he stood for it.

HE WAS WAY COOLER THAN ANY LABEL THAT COULD EVER THREATEN HIM

He is "mentored" James Dean and by that I obviously mean banged repeatedly and this did not challenge his sex appeal to women and sense of coolness to straight men. He did what so many honestly believe is impossible--he was larger than the sum of any majority's collective opinion. Cool was defined by whatever Brando did instead of him doing whatever it took to be cool that so many of his peers did.

TOWARDS THE END HE TRULY DID NOT GIVE A S$%^

He showed up to work on the Godfather and decided to put orange peels in his mouth. No one ever understood what the hell he was saying. He'd blow a multi million dollar sci fi film just because he enjoyed making Val Kilmer laugh so hard he pissed his pants in the middle of a scene. This is the attitude of a man who has truly beaten "the game" and makes the choices of the women he sleeps with rather than the much more frequent other way around.

Marlon Brando...a legend in defining cool as f%#


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  • Not sure I'd get along with him but he is really cool

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  • He was also incredibly egotistical. He may be one of the hundred greatest actors who ever lived but that doesn't mean you can't be humble and have talent.
    Neil Gaiman, Johnny Cash and Stephen king are so incredibly talented but they are (and in the man in blacks case was) so humble.

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  • -he also had several homosexual relationships... which he happily admitted to
    -dressed in drag

    he was a very interesting and great man in many ways
    -he refused to accept his oscar but instead sent an native American tribal chief to talk about the plight and exploitation of native americans
    -he was on the front lines in many civil rights issues for black americans

    he was a very dichotomous person

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  • He was sounds really cool but the thing about him, he was gay. Lots of people will say gay men are feminime men, obvisouly this guy proves them wrong.

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    • Enough to get any woman wet.

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    Masculinity lessons from a guy that used to wear women's clothes... yyyyyyeeeaaahhhhh thanks but NO thanks!

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  • Brando was gay.

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  • Yeah he seems either cool or an asshole. In any case what I think we can get from him is that he's being himself and nobody else.

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