June 18, 2013, - 2:16 pm

Man of Tears: New “Superman” Henry Cavill Brags About Crying . . . All the Time

By Debbie Schlussel

The new Superman wants you to know he’s a sensitive girlieman type of “guy.”

Recently, I saw a commercial for annoying TV reality show, “The Bachelorette,” which advertised that the show will feature a lot of “man tears.” Like “man purse,” “mannie,” “man girdle,” and “mantyhose,” it’s just more of the feminization and chickification of America’s–and the Western World’s men–encouraging men to adopt the clothing, emotions, behavior, and characteristics of women. And, now, Superman is a vessel for this sad development.


“Man of Steel”? More Like, Man of Tears

Henry Cavill, the actor who plays “Man of Steel,” wants you to know he enjoys crying . . . a lot. Cavill gave several interviews saying he almost cried three times in the first half hour when he watched the new Superman movie in which he stars. (He also said he cried to his mom repeatedly while away at boarding school.) And in the June 24th issue of People magazine, Cavill says:

I’m a giant softie. I’m very open about crying. I cried when I saw “Stand Up Guys!”

Really? “Stand Up Guys” (read my review) was about aging mobsters. It’s not that sad. Hmmm . . . Perhaps we should start calling him Superchick.

By the way, Cavill is dating Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Gina Carano, who is far more masculine (in looks and strength) than he is, and she can probably beat him up. You know who the man is in that relationship, and it ain’t Superman.

Man up, Super”man.”

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20 Responses

Well if he’s frorm the channel island of Jersey, does that make him a Jersey Girl? You know, it sounds like it doesn’t matter what’s going on around him or on the screen, he just LIKES to cry. And even if he was a chick, that wouldn’t make him a big softie. It would make him mentally unstable. But hey, he’s British. Sometimes when a British actor comes out as gay, my reaction is usually “wow, really? it’s always hard to tell if he’s GAY, or just British.”

Sean M on June 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    LOL – good one, “jersey girl”

    vanzorge on June 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

SuperMetroSexualMan…up up and away with his chocolocomochafrapuccino! LOL

Habib Akbarovich on June 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Yessir, this is where 50 years of Affirmative Action (almost 100 if you count from the advent of Women’s Suffrage) have taken us.

Little Al on June 18, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    So you don’t think women should have the right to vote? You have much in common with muslims.

    Laura on June 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      If I’m not mistaken, Debbie once stated that she’d gladly give up her right to vote if other women weren’t allowed to either. Most women base their votes on emotion, mostly on the first impression (as in ‘he’s such a hunk!’) rather than the facts, and will try best they can to fit the candidate of their choice to their agenda.
      Secondly, most women voters vote liberal because they’re concerned more with their ‘right to choose’ than where the Country is heading, which is mainly right down the toilet.

      theShadow on June 19, 2013 at 1:26 am

I thought it was supposed to be “Superman,” not “Pussyboy.”

Maybe he is menstruating.

Maybe he should be called “Obamaman.”

Maybe he saw his taxes for Obamacare.

Maybe he is a transsexual with feelings.

Maybe he is “Oprahman!!!”

Maybe he saw the pathetic Republican candidates for President for 2016 and realized that Hillary may become President.

Maybe he realized that Joe Biden is one heartbeat away from becoming President.

Jonathan E. Grant on June 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Hee-hee. He’s so handsome…too bad he’s so girly. One can’t even perve on a dishy dude anymore in 2013!

I cry when I think of what is happening to USA and what the Moooooslims are getting away with.

At the end of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Magenta screams that she has grown weary of this planet. I know how she feels!

Skunky on June 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

A great male actor who acts in dramas needs to be able to cry from time to time. And method acting, in which the actor draws on his personal experiences, is one of the more effective ways to express the emotion of grief. Great actors, however, do not “act out” those strong emotions at every opportunity, nor do they discuss it publicly, except, perhaps in acting classes. On the contrary, it is rarety of the expression of the emotion that renders it so powerful.

There are two movies that come to mind which feature a powerful scene near the end of the movie in which the actors are called upon to cry: “Tunes of Glory” with Alec Guiness and “Godfather III” with Al Pacino. Neither character played is a “girly-man” by any stretch, and the crying that happens is natural part of the character development. Each actor is a disciplined professional. There is a time and place for crying.

First up, “Tunes of Glory.” This needs a little set-up, but I can assure you that this movie is a very effective drama even though you may already know what’s going to happen. Much of movie concerns a conlict arising between Lieutenant Colonel Basil Barrow (John Mills) and Major Jock Sinclair (Alec Guinness) concerning authority and leadership. When Barrow realizes that his authority will never be accepted, Barrow shoots himself in the head. With the colonel’s death, Sinclair realises he is to blame. He calls the officers to a meeting.


Ralph Adamo on June 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    And now the scene from Godfather III:


    Ralph Adamo on June 18, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    How about when Giovani Rabisi, Medic Wade, in Saving Private Ryan?

    AR on June 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      I don’t consider saving Pvt. Ryan As a good example of depicting genuine grief. Although there are some very fine actors in that movie, writer Robert Rodat And director Steven Spielberg Aren’t on the same level as the people who were involved in those other two pictures I have referenced. And the results show. But please post the link to the scene that you think is effective. I’d be interested in the views of others if they will post about it.

      Ralph Adamo on June 18, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Would someone please tell me what the heck is up with these make hollyweird actors. They seem to want to be a bunch of crybaby wussies. Note to Me Cavill we don’t give a big stinking bowl of crap about you crying. Real men don’t emote all the time and real women want to be the woman in a relationship. They’d rather have babies a not date them. I guess Snyder should’ve gotten Carano to play Superman. She seems to be more of a man than her boyfriend.

Ken b on June 18, 2013 at 7:06 pm

He’s a Brit and like most British men, he has been wussified and downgraded to a girly man, courtesy of progressive British educational system.

Rob on June 18, 2013 at 11:48 pm


Occam's Tool on June 19, 2013 at 2:41 am

I’d cry too if I had to try and find a PC way to sell “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” to an international audience.

migraineboy on June 19, 2013 at 10:01 am

I heard a lot of of people were like him in that they cried when seeing Superman – tears of boredom.

Faye on June 19, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Maybe he can be friends with crying baby bohner: http://youtu.be/tyIllR9oR30

zerg on June 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I just don’t understand why media love to exagerate what actors say, you are just so ridiculous.
And for people that writes comments, it would be better that you look for those interviews and see that this is a huge exgeration(specially the person who wrote this article)

Lucrecia on June 21, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I’m appalled by the way people dismiss male emotions. If men were more in tune with their emotions and possibly learned to understand such emotions instead of worrying who is the bigger “macho” maybe things would be different!! Like really, who cares if Henry Cavill wants people to know that he is genuinely a nice guy and in touch with his emotions! Now that is a REAL MAN! A man who is tough enough to admit to crying! A “Pussyman” (as someone above put it) is someone who cannot admit when he is down, who would rather dismiss true emotion! I’d pick Henry’s crying any day over a tough guy who wouldn’t give a rat’s ass about emotions!

Xciomara on November 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm

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