Home » BUZZ » Zoya Akhtar Recounts Football Match Story in 'Spot on' Explanation of Men's Emotions
2-MIN READ

Zoya Akhtar Recounts Football Match Story in 'Spot on' Explanation of Men's Emotions

By: Buzz Staff

Edited By: Shaoni Sarkar

News18.com

Last Updated: September 30, 2022, 15:26 IST

New Delhi, India

Zoya Akhtar spoke about the heightened emotions among men that she witnessed while watching a match between Brazil and France. (Credits: YouTube/Bumble)

Zoya Akhtar spoke about the heightened emotions among men that she witnessed while watching a match between Brazil and France. (Credits: YouTube/Bumble)

Zoya Akhtar used the example of a football stadium to explain how men's emotions find vent in a society where being expressive is seen as a threat to traditional masculinity.

Zoya Akhtar and Jim Sarbh discussed modern masculinity in a video presented by Bumble, and one piece of Zoya’s insights is resonating with many on social media. She used the example of a football stadium to explain how men’s emotions find vent in a society where being expressive is seen as a threat to traditional masculinity. Zoya spoke about the “heightened emotions" among men that she witnessed while watching a match between Brazil and France, where Brazil supporters could be seen exuberantly weeping after the defeat of their team.

Zoya discusses the “gladiator aspect" of watching a sport and why men are attracted to that. “…Somewhere I felt like ‘is this a space for them to be emotional freely? Is this a space where they get to express it without any judgement?'" She posits in the clip.

RELATED STORIES

Recently, speaking to The Hindu, Zoya said that representation is when one’s identity or personality is validated in any kind of popular culture. She added that it is not just women and the LGBTQ community but also men who are represented poorly many a times. She told the national daily, “In the 80s and 90s, you never saw tenderness, you never saw consent. But we had molestation scenes. That affects the psyche of a nation.” Zoya also mentioned that movies made in the 80s or 90s or before showed women having no right to express how they felt, and that certainly makes a difference. “So how you’re representing is key, as people need to know they’re not alone,” she added.

Read all the Latest Buzz News and Breaking News here

first published:September 30, 2022, 15:26 IST
last updated:September 30, 2022, 15:26 IST