Boyhood – Gender (and Religion?)
This is evident in films that try, or pretend, to portray religious characters, who embrace morality as service to others or, at least, as loving others. They risk becoming emasculated. Thus, love is not the main thing they do or is portrayed very differently, as protection for instance. Real men shoot, they don’t love. They protect from the enemy or, at best, they bear injuries with great dignity. It strikes me that Jesus in film is often the suffering hero rather than the loving hero who washes people’s feet.