Thursday, August 08, 2013

'Breaking Bad' and Being a Man

As you probably know, Breaking Bad ends its run of episodes starting this Sunday. For my Culture Club column at Playboy, I wanted to write about how the show tackles masculinity. My thesis is that just about every guy on Breaking Bad is caught up in his own obsession about being "a real man" -- and that such a hangup quite often proves fatal. Hope you enjoy.

(Update: Will Leitch and I chatted about Breaking Bad at length for the Sports on Earth podcast. You can hear it here.)