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  • Writer's pictureDr Kathleen Rosenblatt

The Bad Boy Tradition

Updated: Aug 24, 2021


The twentieth century loved to celebrate the bad boys like Humphrey Bogart.

After the gangster movies and hard ridin' westerns, the reign of the misfit was imminent. Marlon Brando was the first to play the outsider with searing masculinity, becoming a major male sex symbol. Yet he was able to inject a sensitive, gentle touch to his tough guy persona. Wikipedia says he rode his own motorcycle in his role as a gang leader in the 1953 film, The Wild One.

Brando

set the stage for the confused, haunted James Dean and the feral Elvis, and the future sale of wife beater undershirts, leather jackets, and teen rebellion.


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Ryan McGuigan
Ryan McGuigan
Aug 28, 2021

I can’t wait to unleash my inner Humphrey

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Steven E Kimbrough
Steven E Kimbrough
Jun 30, 2021

Love this, I'm a Bad Boy.

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