The Red Pill (IMDb) is one of those movies that sticks with you long after you watch it. I’m still going to write another 800 words or so to tell you what I think, but if you want a very short synopsis, it is this: There has never been a better film about the hypocrisy of modern day feminism. That alone would make the movie worth watching. I also don’t think there’s too many films that can compare when it comes to putting men’s role in this world into the proper perspective. Sure, there are benefits to being male and the film doesn’t hide that. But there are also massive downsides that you never hear the other side talk about.
One of the greatest thing The Red Pill does is show how unhinged and indifferent the rad fems are in the face of the men’s rights movement. Many of them become literal screaming banshees at the mere thought of their adversaries being able to hold public meetings and give speeches on the topic of men’s rights. You see an event shutdown in one of the most juvenile ways possible, which is then celebrated by these despicable ideologues. It’s one thing to talk trash about your opponent. I do that all the time here and I have a lot of fun with it. When you try to keep them from speaking altogether, you’ve taken it to another level entirely. There must be something you’re afraid of people hearing if you have ton resort to this tactic.
This is the reason MRAs and those who sympathize with their cause see this tactic employed time and time again.
People often ask me if I’m an MRA myself. I invariably say no, but I’m not ashamed to call myself one or anything like that. It’s mainly because I don’t dedicate enough time to these issues specifically, thus I would not be comfortable calling myself an MRA. I talk a little too much about media, politics, and entertainment. However, I would be very comfortable in calling myself an anti-feminist. When so-called normies ask me why from now on, I will point them to The Red Pill. The way the feminists talk, the complete dismissiveness of the male condition, the many untruths and distortions that come out of their mouths…it’s incredible to watch when juxtaposed with the MRA/anti-feminist position.
I also think there’s an important point later in the film. It comes from Harry Crouch, and it goes like this:
There are good people in the feminist movement. There are no good people in the RADICAL feminist movement.
Quote I heard tonite. Thoughts?
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) October 1, 2016
I would have to vote true on this, even though I realize many of you may disagree. And I myself have explicitly trashed feminism as a whole by name several times on this site, even though I do try to delineate with terms like “rad fems,” “radicals,” “professional feminists,” etc. The reason I would vote true, though, is because I know many regular people who would call themselves feminists but who also have some shred of rationality to them. Do we agree on everything? Definitely not. But they don’t make a living shitting on men and coming up with fake controversies. The professional feminists do and for that reason they disgust me. These charlatans foment hatred and mistrust between the sexes all for an easy payday. For some of them, it’s also because they themselves hate men and they want everyone else to feel that way too.
Cassie Jaye, the brilliant woman behind The Red Pill, talks to many of these types in her movie. For Nora and I (she also watched TRP with me), the incredulous faces she makes during some of these interviews were the funniest parts of the film. I would go screenshot some of them, but it will be better seeing them on your own during the course of watching this great piece of work.
The production is startlingly good throughout, not just for an this genre of documentary, but for any documentary. I would say the extra money raised on Kickstarter was put to excellent use. The subplot dealing with Ms. Jaye’s own personal journey is interesting as well, and while I won’t spoil the ending, I will say I was left feeling quite satisfied. The cast of characters is deep and diverse, plus like I said, she also talks to a few rad fems as well. It’s very thorough and I enjoyed every bit of it, although I do echo Milo Yiannopoulos’s wish that Cassie had been a bit tougher on both sides. But her style seems to be to let the viewer make up their own mind. I respect that.
I seriously cannot recommend this movie enough. I think pretty much anyone reading this review will already be interested in seeing it, and if that’s the case, then you shouldn’t wait any longer. The Red Pill is very much worth your time. It’s also worth the time of your friends and family members, many of whom may not be as familiar with these issues as we are. Spread it far an wide. That would be my advice.
Star Rating (out of 4): * * * & 1/2
NOTE: As of now, there is no way for you to buy the movie if you didn’t back the Kickstarter. I know that will change, but until then keep your eye on this page for chances to see the film. I was granted a review copy so that I could give you my thoughts on The Red Pill at bit earlier than I normally would have been able to.