The Red Pill Movie – Cassie Jaye
The Red Pill movie is a 2016 American documentary directed by a woman, Cassie Jaye.
The film centres on the men’s rights movement, as Cassie Jaye spends a full year filming the pioneers and the movement’s followers. The Red Pill movie premiered on October 7, 2016, at Cinema Village in New York City, which was followed by several other screenings around the world.
Due to popular demand The Red Pill movie was released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 7, 2017, by Gravitas Ventures. Controversy over the documentary has led to some protests from feminists and therefore cancellations of its screenings in some parts of the world.
The Red Pill movie shows Cassie Jaye’s journey starting as a confused feminist investigating what she thought was a hate movement made up of men.
The Red Pill movie highlights lots of problems and issues men and boys face such as male suicide, deaths at work and high-risk jobs, false rape allegations, military conscription, lack of services available for men facing domestic violence and rape, dealing with more violence and assaults, problems related to divorce and child custody, biased criminal sentencing, uneven funding and research on men’s health issues and diseases, educational inequality, societal tolerance of misandry aka man-hating, and men’s lack of reproductive rights and birth control options.
The Red Pill movie features interviews with men’s rights activists and those who support the movement, these men are: Paul Elam, founder of A Voice for Men; Harry Crouch, president of the National Coalition for Men; Warren Farrell, who wrote The Myth of Male Power; and Erin Pizzey, who started the first domestic violence shelter. It also features interviews with feminists who oppose the MRA movement, such as Ms. magazine editor Katherine Spillar, and Michael Kimmel.
It also includes logs from Cassie Jaye’s video diary.
Screening cancellations of The Red Pill Documentary
The Australian screening at the Palace Kino cinema in Melbourne cancelled their pre-planned November 6 screening after a petition was created that labelled the film “misogynistic propaganda“.
The Change.org petition was created online with 2,370 signatures. A counter-petition to reverse the cancellation of the Red Pill movie gained over 8,000 signatures of supporters in the following days, exposing the original petition as a way to close down free speech in Australia by those who wish to prevent a screening of a movie that goes against their biased views.
Organiser of the petition David Williams was highly critical of the original petition (which wanted The Red Pill banned), stating that nobody who signed the petition would have actually watched the film to start with.
The Mayfair Theatre, in Ottawa, stopped a private screening of the film from going ahead. Lee Demarbre, co-owner and programmer of the theatre, said long-time supporters and a sponsor threatened to stop supporting the venue if the film showing went ahead as planned.
The screening was organized by the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE). Justin Trottier, co-founder of CAFE, said that the showing of the film was a trial to find similarities instead of instigating the debate. Julie Lalonde, who runs Hollaback! Ottawa, was one of the people who made a complaint to the Ottawa theatre. Lalonde stated the idea of freedom of expression was being abused, and that apparently “no one has the right to have their film shown.”
Another screening was planned by the Wildrose on Campus club at the University of Calgary in Canada, an organization for student supporters of the Wildrose Party of Alberta, but was cancelled after an email was send about the screening by the club with the subject line “Feminism is Cancer” and beginning with “You and I both know that feminism is cancer.
To create a dialogue on campus, we have decided to take action.” At a later date the club posted an apology on Twitter and stopped the screening of the Red Pill film. In response to this, Cassie Jaye said she would never compare feminism to cancer but “would be curious why they do compare it.”
After agreeing to sponsor a student screening of the Red Pill movie, Sydney University’s student union has decided not to fund the entire The Red Pill movie event, stating the film promotes violence against women in Australia.
The union stated on their website that “We believe there is the distinct possibility that the planned screening of this documentary would be discriminatory against women, and has the capacity to intimidate and physically threaten women on campus of our university”.
The screening was pushed to another date which was later in the week and had to be financed privately by the university clubs that had initially organised it.
The Red Pill Documentary is a must watch for all men and women who want to see the entire 360 degree view when it comes to modern world dating and relationships that men and women face today.