[Ed. – Nothing that a few weeks of MMA mat time won’t cure.]
We need to talk about the cover of the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
The cast of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” stand in a line, hands in one another’s pockets, with a meek expression that says: “You don’t have to worry about me getting you pregnant, because my sperm count is so low! Not that you would sleep with me anyway, because my handshake is so weak it would send you running in the other direction.”
As Courtney Kirchoff notes, there’s not a whole lot of praise for limp-wristed folk outside of the image subtitles. Zach Woods, who plays Jared, says this: “There’s a tender quality to these guys. I’m among my tribe of, like, beta males.”
While the story itself is mostly a meandering interview about the HBO comedy, the fact that a major national publication is printing a story on its cover declaring “The Triumph of the Beta Male” says a lot about how bad things have gotten for men in America.