Gendered Vulnerability in Transnational Action Cinema: xXx, The Great Wall, and Kung Fu Yoga

Dr Timothy Laurie discusses masculinity in transnational action cinema. He looks at the numerous high budget action films emerging in the US, China, and India in the past decade that employ both international casting and transnational narratives. He argues these films create new kinds of masculine heroes as well as signalling deep cultural differences. Prof. Meaghan Morris joins Tim after his talk to further discuss masculinity, K-Pop stars, and underrated action films.