Existing as a defining piece of propaganda of the Third Reich, Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will  has been known to raise eyebrows for a variety of reasons. Despite being commissioned as a documentary on the 1934 Nazi Congress in Nuremberg, one of the first scenes of the film provides insight into this piece of propaganda’s portrayal of masculinity; paying special attention to male comradery to a blatantly suggestive extent.
For one of my final projects, I’ll be looking critically at images from a 5 minute segment of film that emphasize the fetishization of the male form in the art and propaganda of the Third Reich. Here are a few of the screen captures to give you a better idea of the content. For those of you who have seen Triumph of the Will either for a class or out of curiosity, what were your thoughts on this scene in comparison to the rest of the film, and what questions does it raise?
Welp, these screenshots raise not so much questions as… well anyway.