Directed by feminist Cassie Jaye, the Red Pill is part auto-biography and part look at the men’s rights movement in the West. Although she was an award-winning filmmaker, Cassie’s entry into the MRA subject matter thrust herself into unexpected drama on both sides of the issue.
Cassie’s financial backers wanted nothing to do with The Red Pill once they learned it would be an even-handed look at the movement. “HOW CAN YOU DO A BALANCED FILM ON A HATE MOVEMENT!?”
When I joined The Red Pill as an Associate Producer, and agreed to match contributions up to $10,000, there was a mutiny among my readers. How dare I fund a film by a woman? Clearly I went soft, becoming a white knight. (None who cried about me joining The Red Pill as an AP were making their own films.)
You’d thus expect The Red Pill to have conflict and drama, and there are plenty of protest scenes and angry mobs. There’s also a sadder face to the film, and these sad faces are why I’m not an MRA (and why MRAs have disavowed me many times).
I have no tolerance for male weakness, and many MRAs are men who clearly need to improve their lives by going to the gym. My lack of compassion is rooted in a patriarchal view of traditional masculinity. When life hits you, hit harder
My view is of course hard and not meant for everyone, and there should be “room in the room” for other voices.
Feminists, who claim to resist patriarchy, dismiss every MRA’s call for help.
- Suicidal? Cry more!
- Your wife beat you and you can’t find a domestic violence shelter? Waaah!
- You lost your job and can’t afford child support payments, so you go to jail? Boo-hoo!
While my radical individualism can seen cold, the amount of bile and evil flowing from feminism makes me look like I feed the poor during my weekends.
Why do feminists dismiss verifiable facts about the male condition? I can understand not caring about men’s issues. But why is there hostility for men who seek to shine a spotlight on legitimate mental health issues facing men?
When MRAs talk about wanting to have custody of their children, or of male suicide rates, or on-the-job injuries, all they hear is, “Oh you poor baby!” Men suffering and they have no resources and when they try to have a voice, they are mocked, because even feminists expect all men to be stronger (however that’s defined).
The Red Pill is a balanced, sober look at the men’s rights movement. It doesn’t have an agenda, and it presents both sides. The Red Pill features some familiar faces, including Big Red.
That said, The Red Pill is a reminder that the men’s rights movement isn’t for me. MRAs aren’t my audience and I’m not their voice.
In life you impose your will on reality, or you lose. That’s especially true for men. While MRAs seek to reform the system, my vision is for you to Unf*ck Your Mind.
That said, I wish MRAs nothing but the best. They are doing valuable work for men and boys, and by extension, valuable work for women. A society where the genders are at war won’t last long.
I’m proud to have backed The Red Pill and hope you’ll come watch it with me in Los Angeles this October 14th.
The Red Pill will be shown in New York and Los Angeles.
For those of you who haven’t heard: we are premiering the film in New York City at Cinema Village movie theater on October 7th and will be screening everyday in NYC Oct 7th-13th and then we have our West Coast premiere in Los Angeles on October 14th at the Laemmle Noho 7 Theater and will be screening everyday in LA Oct 14th-20th to fulfill the Oscar-qualifying requirements for a Feature Documentary.
I won’t make it to the NYC premier, but I will be at the one in Los Angeles.
Buy a ticket, watch the film, and we’ll hang out afterwards.