Macho Like Me
Filmmaker Helie Lee documents her journey living life as a man, a move inspired by her many relationships with men gone awry.
Macho Like MeStarring Lee Helie
Macho Like Me - a documentary by Helie Lee
In this true account of a woman’s six-month journey living life as a man, Helie Lee cuts off her hair, wears men’s clothes and moves out of her home to begin life as Harry in Macho Like Me. Helie’s motivation for this drastic move was inspired by many relationships with men gone awry. With friends Anna and Katie to document the change and her experience as a man, Helie puts on screen all of the things she needs to do to make the change.
Helie sets out to prove a point: that men have it better than women. However, she soon discovers that may not be the case and she finds herself with a new view that surprises her. As she works on a "better" life, she tries to pass herself off as gay, bonding with men through sports, and runs into an awkward and near disastrous encounter with a few macho guys. Through a moment of epiphany at the Playboy Mansion, she begins to see that men have it harder than she ever imagined. Views on men, privilege, and relationships are tested as this dynamic documentary shows a whole new side to the battle of the sexes.
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