Kristine M. Zentgraf

“Tough Guise is an invaluable resource for students of gender and racial/ethnic inequality. The film speaks to students on a personal level and challenges them to critically analyze traditional notions of masculinity in a socio-historical context. It highlights the “cost”, for both men and women, of rigid definitions of masculinity and argues that men have an essential role to play in the struggle for lasting social change. The strength and impact of this film is evident in the overwhelmingly positive response from students, particularly men, who are hungry for alternative definitions of masculinity. Tough Guise is one of those rare films that viewers will keep with them long after they leave the classroom.”