Tucker Carlson doesn’t isn’t only one of Fox News’ most popular — and most Putin-friendly — hosts. He’s also occasionally a documentarian. That’s not to say that his non-fiction films contain facts. His Fox Nation series on the alleged FBI plot behind the Jan. 6 riots was so wrongheaded it infuriated his own colleagues. Now he has one on the alleged decline of masculinity, with a trailer that’s more homoerotic than the SNL classic “Schmitts Gay.”
Tucker is promoting his new documentary called, ‘The End of Men.’ He says, “One of the biggest stories of our lifetimes is the total collapse of testosterone levels in American men.” (This may be more autobiographical) pic.twitter.com/QFIpcNhaIU
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) April 16, 2022
In a preview of his forthcoming new season of “Tucker Carlson Originals,” the host promises to cover “one of the biggest stories of our lifetime,” namely “the total collapse of testosterone levels in American men.” What is he talking about? He’s almost certainly promising even more transphobia on the same station that recently hired Caitlyn Jenner. But the trailer for the doc also promises lots of shots of shirtless men with glistening six packs doing things like shooting guns, milking cows, and what appears to be tanning their testicles.
Feeling very blessed to appear in the trailer for the new Tucker Carlson original, The End of Men, which aired on Fox last night. Expect to hear and see even more of me in the full documentary. The march of raw egg nationalism continues! pic.twitter.com/aubloI5hka
— RAW EGG NATIONALIST (@Babygravy9) April 16, 2022
Carlson, who used to wear a bowtie in public, seems to be lamenting the dearth of old school masculinity. But he also appears to have been taken with some dubious practice called “red light tanning,” which involves tanning the balls in an attempt to redress what he describes as “falling testosterone.” As per The Daily Beast, he discussed this with one of Friday night’s guests, Kid Rock, who wasn’t sure how to respond. “I don’t know what the hell is going on in this world,” the pro-Trump rap-rocker responded, adding that “some days you just want to stop this planet and let me off.”
When a clip from the trailer went public, there were lots of jokes, addressing both its “homoerotic” overtones and its similarities to the work of Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, whose film of the 1936 Berlin Olympics fetishizes the male form.
I promise you are not prepared for Tucker’s latest montage pic.twitter.com/8tdvYTW2cn
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) April 16, 2022
Tucker Carlson has done a whole documentary encouraging his audience of men to tan their testicles with red light in order to reverse the damage of reduced testosterone caused by stupid libs and not eating enough meat.
This is not a joke tweet.
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) April 16, 2022
The dialectic of history is creating a situation where Tucker Carlson will end up producing a Tom of Finland adaptation. https://t.co/BkzeWHvN78
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) April 16, 2022
Hey men, Tucker Carlson wants you to know that if you aren’t scanning your junk on a cliff, or shirtless shooting a gun, chopping wood, flipping tires, cooking over fire, wrestling another dude, milking something or drinking raw eggs at dawn- you aren’t a man at all.
Got that? https://t.co/zyyYe3Vsu8
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) April 16, 2022
I don’t think @TuckerCarlson should be talking about low levels of testosterone in men when he sounds like he’s still going through puberty.
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) April 16, 2022
Tucker Carlson presents: “Tucker’s Repression.” https://t.co/vxwcVm15s4
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) April 16, 2022
Tucker Carlson’s new TV show promo is so homoerotic they banned it in Florida. https://t.co/XIWDXZyvgI
— Liam Nissan (@theliamnissan) April 16, 2022
Leni Riefenstahl would be proud of Tucker Carlson https://t.co/lSZZBj9cAc
— Annika Brockschmidt (@ardenthistorian) April 16, 2022
Someone please put YMCA on as the sound here https://t.co/0oFEK63Q5N
— Dr. Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) April 16, 2022
Rapid fire cringe whilst using a Microsoft Sam voice to rip off the G. Michael Hopf quote at the end there. This is a full Tucker Carlson cocktail. https://t.co/pESYUHWqtP
— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) April 16, 2022
Incredibly, the trailer doesn’t feature Madison Cawthorn beating up a tree.