The editors of For the Love of Men want to celebrate this month with a mustache-a-day for November.
Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of facial hair, especially mustaches, to raise money and awareness around men’s cancers and mental health issues. You can donate to the cause here.
Today we celebrate Errol Flynn, Australian actor and the screen’s foremost swashbuckler. He also had a reputation as an irrepressible drinker and womanizer. Maybe that is the reason his mustache is linked in our modern pop culture with the idea of the 70s porn stache?
It makes me sad that he is a drinker and a womanizer when these issues are often intersecting with depression and feelings of worthlessness. There’s a common question we have to ask when we look at the famous men that we adore. A lot of traits that were supposedly masculine end up being very limiting and damaging to men as individuals. It’s easy to be forgiven when you are rich and famous like Flynn but what happens to the rest of us?
There’s no denying that Flynn’s mustache is great and that he is handsome, but do you think we should consider him a good role model or a way to exemplify manliness?