This book analyses the representation of new models of masculinity in US
recent science fiction cinema. By examining the figure of the ?new
hero?, a male protagonist with visible unconventional features, it
explores new ways of gender representation on screen. Lynch'?s "Dune "
(1984) and the Wachowsky brothers? "The Matrix" (1999) share many traits
concerning gender representation and offer the type of the androgynous
hero who stands for innovative prototypes of masculinity. As a result of
these films? analysis, the book uncovers the tangible controversy in
current US society about gender tolerance.