Mother & Producer of Red Pill Movie Reaction to Review
The Red Pill Movie has been the most important film of the 21st century. If not for the content it has in it, then definitely for the reaction its received, with many pushing for the film not to be shown, and many others calling it propaganda. What’s funny is that the film itself covers the fact that so many of the opposition want to silence of the Men’s Movement.
A recent review of the film went up on The Linfield Review, featuring Anton Belov, a Professor of Music at Linfield College in Oregon. The review, posted below shows a lot of hate towards the film, calling it propaganda, and misogyny, and only having a certain perspective told. Thank you Counter Collective News for the story.
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Last Tuesday, May 2, 2017 the Linfield community was subjected to a showing of the Red Pill—a tedious 2 hour propaganda ‘documentary’ advocating for the so-called ‘Men’s Rights Movement.’
In the minds of the Men’s Rights Activists (MRA’s), the red pill is a metaphor for opening one’s mind to the sad reality that we, poor, overworked, underappreciated, straight (white) men are a misunderstood minority whose rights have been trampled upon by society. These ‘meninists’ claim that it is women, and radical feminists in particular, who are responsible for their sorry state.
Love the use of the term Meninists. A joke started by the Men’s Movement to poke fun at Feminism, and Feminism (and SJW’s) took the name and ran with it. Either we are Men’s Rights Activists, or Meninists. The use of the term Meninists demonstrate to me that this professor has his head shoved way up his ass, that’s he’s never bothered asking any tough questions in life and accepts what is told to him by his Feminist overlords.
Part of the worldview of the MRA’s is the belief that society considers men disposable. According to their thinking, men take all the hard jobs, are more prone to addiction, die disproportionately in wars, discriminated against in family courts, and believe it or not, are often tricked into fatherhood. The MRA’s claim that their personal grievances are indicative of the world in which the systematic discrimination against men in general is the norm.
This project is the Kickstarter-funded creation of Cassie Jaye, an actress and an amateur film-maker. It is a sort of a video diary starring Jaye herself. She starts her journey as a ‘feminist,’ yet gradually succumbs to the MRA’s charms. As she begins to see virtues in the point of view of these middle-aged, tired, angry white men, she gradually modifies her views on gender equality—so much so, that by the end of the movie she tearfully declares that she can no longer call herself a ‘feminist.’
Your ignorance and intolerance is showing. As Cassie Jaye’s mom will point out, there was a rather rich diversity of people in the film, and yet this “professor of music” only noticed middle-aged white men. I can only assume that in his advancing years, he kept falling asleep during the film, and only woke up when white people men were talking.
Apparently, Kristal Garcia is an middle-aged, tired, angry white man.
Not surprisingly, since its premiere in the fall of 2016, the Red Pill has received rather mixed reviews. While the Guardian, The Village Voice and the LA Times unanimously panned the movie, the Pill received glowing reviews from Breitbart News and its recently disgraced provocateur and anti-feminist crusader Milo Yiannopoulos. A deeper search of the internet’s less travelled corners quickly reveals an enthusiastic endorsement from the Daily Stormer—the leading neo-Nazi site.
Your ignorance and intolerance is showing… again! One great thing about the Red Pill Movie website, is that it shows all the good and bad reviews. Mr. Music Professor suggests only one website gave it good reviews, but if you look at their website, you’ll see that over 130 websites gave TRP a good review. I guess it’s Mr. Music Professor’s way of attacking Milo.
Personally, I found this dreary jeremiade a bitter pill to swallow. My first reaction was—gentlemen, you cannot be serious! In our times, while women suffer disproportionately from sexual abuse, workplace discrimination, lack of access to affordable healthcare and a myriad of other issues, you dare to pine and whine about your own victimhood? As a father and a husband, somehow I don’t feel the need for your advocacy! Instead, I’d much rather fight for the rights of my daughter who is about to enter adulthood.
He really missed the point of the film. The film acknowledged that women have it tough in this world, but the film is pointing out, that so do men. Yet Mr. Music Professor cannot see that, his mind is too simplistic to entertain the possibility that men can also be suffering. NOPE! Only women. But as a husband and father… just wait until you have a divorce. I hope you don’t have one, but see how quickly the system mistreats you because your wife thinks she can do better than you, and you can fork over your money to pay her way of life. Maybe then you’ll consider something to this whole “Red Pill” thing.
The creators of the Red Pill utilize to the fullest the power of emotional persuasion. Throughout the movie, the MRA’s insufferable grumbling is accompanied by equally mundane and generic soundtrack. In the propagandist cinematography, kitschy music is akin to emotional fascism—it has the power to make the audience feel a certain way while feeding it all kinds of lies and banalities. For me, it took a certain amount of mental discipline to separate the revolting mendacities spewing from the mouths of these curmudgeons from the emotional bombardment produced by constantly cooing strings.
Of course Mr. Music Professor would attack the music. It’s what he does, so anything less than a $1 million orchestra conducted by him must be “emotional bombardment” and “equally mundane and generic soundtrack“. He can’t point out any point that was wrong, he can only give unspecific criticism, and attack the music. Last time I checked, music in movies was meant to affect the emotions of people. Are you bitching because it was used for that exact purpose? Wow, you must hate John Williams for Star Wars and Harry Potter… FOR DOING THE EXACT SAME THING!!!
The unfortunate reality is that some of the MRA’s claims are undoubtedly true and deserve serious consideration, yet the overall picture presented to the audience is erroneous at best and outright disingenuous at worst. While men’s issues require genuine advocacy, the heroes of this pathetic diatribe tend to be rather unsavory characters. An internet search easily reveals the following gems from Paul Elam, a dead-beat dad and the founder of the Voice for Men:
“And all the outraged PC demands to get huffy and point out how nothing justifies or excuses rape won’t change the fact that there are a lot of women who get pummeled and pumped because they are stupid (and often arrogant) enough to walk through life with the equivalent of a I’M A STUPID, CONNIVING BITCH – PLEASE RAPE ME neon sign glowing above their empty little narcissistic heads.”
Some points deserve serious considerations. Not that he’ll mention what they were. But then goes on to say that it was presented erroneous, and disingenuous. What would have been the right way to say it? You don’t even tell us what parts you agree with, only that the whole thing was bad.
And, you managed to find a quote about how bad Men’s Rights are. Well, I can do the same:
“I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.” – Robin Morgan, Ms. Magazine Editor
“To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.” -– Valerie Solanas
“I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.” — Andrea Dworkin
I cannot find the original post of this comment made by Paul Elam. Some suggestion he took it down. Upon doing a google search for it, I could only find it on sites that wished to defame the Men’s Movement, which is telling unto itself. However, this video by Jack Barnes reads another quote from Paul Elam that gives more clarity on his views.
It appears Paul has issues with women who uses their sexuality and pussy pass to try to get free things, especially drinks at the bar, then proceed to go home with these men, only later to say they were raped. All of us have a responsibility of our personal well being, and while we hold the rapist responsible for their actions, if someone acts with poor judgement in a given situation, such as getting drunk in a bar because they accepted free drinks, then said person holds some responsibility for putting themselves in that situation.
What surprised me is that this horrendous bucket of lies of a documentary was followed by a rather civil discussion in which ‘both sides of the issue’ were presented. I am all for reasonable discourse, however, I do not believe that lies and misogyny can be argued with rationally. What we saw in this movie was not just another perspective on a complex issue but a poorly produced piece of sexist propaganda sponsored and endorsed by the most-repulsive characters in today’s political universe. The answer to rape apologists cannot be just a rational discussion—it has to be outrage!
So Mr. Music Professor is OK with both sides being presented, but only if the two sides agree with his perspective. So things presented in this film is a buck of lies, misogyny, and sexist propaganda. He uses one quote of Paul Elam that he found on some anti-MRA website, and is convinced that the film itself is bad… all because he thinks that only women suffer in life. I argued he might have fallen asleep during the film, I’m certain he actually didn’t watch it at all.
I am confused and bewildered why a small group of students is dead set on promoting misogyny and discrimination in the name of free speech. In light of their enthusiastic support for this second-rate, amateurish caricature of a documentary, their sanctimonious pining decrying “moral panic at Linfield” rings particularly hollow. What we witnessed on Tuesday was revolting. I can only imagine how the victims of sexual violence (if they were in the audience) felt while listening to these abuse advocates spewing their repulsive worldview. In my humble opinion, free speech is no excuse for bigotry and harassment.
Again, people don’t agree with you, so they must be misogynistic rape apologist. That’s basically it. Now I’ll let Nena Jaye, the producer of the film respond.
Mr. Anton Belov, your “review” of the film, The Red Pill, is one of the clearest examples of pure fiction. Most of your plot points have no basis in the actual content of the film but rather exists within your own delusions. Instead of genuinely reviewing the film, you chose to engage in inflammatory lies.
As a producer of this film, and mother of its director, I am disgusted by your hate filled, bombastic mischaracterization of our film and its female director. You claim to be a father of a “soon to be” adult daughter “fighting for her rights”. Well, I’ve been a mother raising 4 successful adult daughters fighting for their rights to be heard and respected. I know what it takes to instill power and passion in women. I can tell you that your slanderous portrayal of our film is shameful and disrespectful. This film represents 3 1/2 years of dedication, passion, and perseverance to create a truthful and accurate portrayal of a movement that has been demonized by many, including you. But I am not surprised by your vitriol. When hate exists within one’s heart, it easy to project it onto others.
If you truly are an associate professor of music, and I would venture to assume, a creative soul, it disgusts me how you can sit there in front of your computer bashing the creative efforts of all the professionals who put there time and heart into this film.
To suggest that our film is “propaganda” is absolutely without any merit. Saying it is does not make it so. However, your appalling mischaracterization and inaccurate telling of the film’s content perhaps makes you the propagandist.
Suggesting the film represents only points of view of “middle-aged, tired, angry white men”, tells me more about you. If you indeed watched the film, you would have seen a diverse group of people represented: women and men; young and old; white and non-white; gay and straight. So if all you saw were “middle-aged angry white men”, perhaps your own biases and racism is rearing its ugly head.
To say that the director “tearfully” states she can know longer call herself a feminist tells me one of two things: you either willfully decided to be untruthful in your depiction of that scene OR your viewing comprehension is lacking. Which is it? If it’s the latter, you have no business writing a “review” of a film you didn’t actually see or can’t comprehend.
To only speak about Breibart, Milo, and Daily Stormer as our positive reviews is purposely misleading. You can actually view all press we have received to date at http://theredpillmovie.com/press/
The Village Voice is an interesting example of a “non-review”, but more of a ideological rant much like yours. The fact that the Village Voice article sites a known propagandist as a source, and completely manufactured lies about the film and its director, cannot be taken as a credible review.
Our film has been seen worldwide by diverse audiences who have been positively affected by it. I have personally spoken to many women, young and old, at screenings that I’ve attended. To say that the film had a profound impact on them is an understatement. I have spoken to men who have been victimized by family court, and victims of domestic violence. This film gave them hope that their voices would finally be heard. If you can’t even drum up any compassion for the personal stories represented in the film, that tells me a lot about you.
Our film has won 4 film festival awards so far including: Best of The Festival, Best Feature Documentary-Audience Award, Best Female Director and Best Produced. To characterize the director as an amateur and dismiss our film’s production, after many industry professionals, including an Oscar winning producer, have praised Cassie Jaye, makes me wonder if your derogatory comments are based on your own internal sexism?
The film has been at the top of the charts on most of our VOD platforms since it was launched in March 2017. The Red Pill qualified for the 2017 Academy Awards. It is a film that is now part of many prestigious university libraries around the world. We receive thousands of emails each week telling us how this film positively impacted lives, relationships and families. To state that this film promotes misogyny and discrimination is a disgusting lie. Shame on you!
This film is a compassionate look at the men’s rights movement (and btw, “meninism” is not an actual thing, it’s a joke) and challenges the audience to engage in productive discourse. We at Jaye Bird Productions are dedicated filmmakers supporting all human rights, intellectual diversity and free speech, while creating films that encourages critical thinking and expands the mind. You could actually benefit from our films.
Said it better than I ever could. This is an important film, and no amount of whining from Mr. Music Professor will change what this film means to the world.
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