How to Be A Man

How to Be A Man

Instructions for Proper Male Behavior From Classroom Films of the 1940s-'70s

DVD - 2009
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For centuries, parents have struggled to usher their children through the magical and often treacherous journey to adult-hood. In America, a new form of tutelage was engineered: the classroom film. Suddenly, the prickly issues of sexual development and juvenile delinquency could by addressed. These films helped to deal with the subtleties of behavior and the importance of fitting in. Topics covered include coping with failure and teasing.

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Dec 05, 2012

Just like a typically prudish, narrow-minded episode straight out of TV's "Father Knows Best", these often laughable, almost simple-minded teen "educational" shorts (primarily from the 1950s) were, in fact, actually used in the classroom (all across the nation) as a means of social guidance for proper male behaviour.

This DVD disc contains twelve short films (some in b&w, some in colour) that range in running time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes.

Some of these films are actually quite interesting. Some are a total hoot. While a few are downright stupid and hypocritically preachy in nature.

These shorts gingerly tackle such pressing issues for the teen male as - Puberty - Social acceptance - Car theft - VD (this one's a real gem) - Drunkeness, smoking cigarettes, and drug abuse - And what to do if your girl gets pregnant.

Check it out! How To Be a Man is certainly well-worth a view and, who knows, it could very likely turn you into being more of a man than you already are.

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