The Red Pill 2016 Movie Review


Before I even begin to write a review of this documentary / movie, let’s give credit to where its truly due;

Director: Cassie Jaye

Executive Producer: Evan Davies

Producers: Nena Jaye, Anna Laclergue, Cassie Jaye

Associate Producers: Jake Acer, Paul Cavanaugh, Michael Cernovich, Thomas Ingoglia, Brain and Tanja Snodgrass

Director of Photography: Evan Davies

Camera Operators: Nena Jaye, Cassie Jaye, Elliot Holland, Teryl Brouillette, Steve Brule

Editor: Cassie Jaye

Composer: Douglas Edward

Title Designer: Chad Early

Supervising Sound Editor: Dave Nelson

Original Music by: Red Alpha

All of the above did an awesome job to produce a phenomenal movie / documentary. Hats off to everyone individually. Oops, they don’t have an emoticon for “hats off” in the text yet. Let’s try the TextArt 😉

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As a suicide counselor for more than two decades, I can easily connect the dots between my male clients (I don’t charge them fees but still could not find a better word) and the men’s issues raised in the movie. This movement has not even grown out of its infancy  and there are already two splinter groups i.e. MGTOW (men go their own way) and Reddit’s THE RED PILL.

Without getting into gender politics or my own personal take on men’s rights, I’d stick to the actual review of the movie. As a feminist herself, when Cassey Jaye takes a genuine look into the men’s world, it confuses the hell out of her. Throughout the movie, she continues to express her frustration between the two points of views. And in the end, she actually loses her own feminist ideology. Its not clear if she actually joined the men’s movement or pretty much decided to stay neutral towards both. But she did a great favor to the men’s rights movements by taking an initiative alognwith her awesome team of producers.

Featured in the same documentary, Erin Pizzey is a living proof since 1971 how difficult it is to raise a voice for men’s issues. In one of the old video recordings featured in the documentary, the very women who took refuge in her USA’s first Women’s Refuge house, admitted of being physically violent women towards their own men. That was an eye-opener especially when it was more than 40 years old. If women were physically that abusive back then, imagine how the feminist movement since then has affected an average woman’s mind towards committing violence against men today.

If I was a woman and I watched this movie, I’d become more forgiving towards men than following the popular culture’s lead onto hitting a man whenever I feel wronged. The whole system (including legal and social) is behind me to wrongly accuse men, after all.

Even though Cassey Jaye’s selection of interviewees was more weighted towards men’s rights (understandably), what surprised me was her inclusion of some feminists, even extremist feminazis to present a balanced view. Unfortunately, when given the opportunity to defend feminism, none of the feminist interviewees did an impressive job.

From the men’s rights point of view, I particularly liked the interview of Fred Hayward of Men’s Rights Inc. His was truly a tragic personal life’s events that inspired him to become attracted to this new movement.

The real gem of the whole movie is the interview of Harry Crouch, Founder of NCFM. His office actually showcases the heart-breaking pictures of the fathers who committed suicides due to biased court system and many other harrowing statistics of crimes committed against men by women. A couple of seconds view of his office truly impressed me about his dedication and professionalism into following his cause.

Lastly, when I saw Cassie Jaye’s tears due to tragedies happening to men, an idea came to my mind. She should try to make an equally awesome movie about Feminism today. This will sort of neutralize her soul’s pain seeing only one side of the coin. Her feelings are genuine, so are her tears. I am sure those tears will flow again when she hears same sort of tragedies happening towards women of today.

I don’t know about Cassey Jaye’s audience much, but she did showcase her own growing intellectually very well through this movie / documentary. Hats off to her too (if I forgot doing that in the opening paragraph);

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