Blogger Alan Scherstuhl of the Village Voice has never produced or directed a film people want to see. Watching The Red Pill triggered him into blogging a barely-coherent review. (It’s hilarious.)
In his review of The Red Pill, Scherstuhl recognizes men have problems, and he smugly dismisses them.
Yes, men commit suicide more than women do, are more likely to drop out of college and, when men are the victims of violence in a relationship, they do not have access to the same (threadbare, strained) network of shelters that women do.
If all those points are true, then why did Scherstuhl spittle all over his sticky keypad? Simple, he thinks it’s above it all. How dare he, an esteemed review blogger, watch a Kickstarter film?
You don’t even have to put in that tiny bit of online legwork to suspect that something’s hinky with Jaye’s film. (It’s a Kickstarter job.)
And it’s worth pointing out that this movie is playing in two American theaters mostly so that outlets like this one get tricked into running reviews that, even if negative, confer some kind of legitimacy. I apologize for taking the bait.
Scherstuhl considers himself an intellectual, one of Rotten Tomatoes finest critics. How dare he watch a film that moviegoers believed in so much that we backed it with our own money?
“I am an intellectual, unlike those neck beard MRAs!”
Why is Scherstuhl so mad?
The Red Pill will be showing in NYC this Friday.
- New York City at Cinema Village movie theater on October 7th and will be screening everyday in NYC Oct 7th-13th
The West Coast premiere is in Los Angeles on October 14th at the Laemmle Noho 7 Theater and will be screening everyday in LA Oct 14th-20th.
I’ll be at the Los Angeles event and will post a link to tickets once they are up for sale!