Documentary “The Red Pill” to be Released in Early 2015

redpillAs I have addressed before on this website, a feature documentary is in the process of being made about the men’s movement, including A Voice for Men. What I have not been able to disclose until now was who was making the film.

The film is still a work in process. However, I can let the cat out of the bag at this point.

Cassie Jaye is a San Francisco Bay Area documentary filmmaker who has won numerous awards for her work, including the Idyllwild International Festival and the Bare Bones Film Festival. She also won Best Documentary Film in her directorial debut for, “Daddy I Do” at the 2010 Cannes Independent Film Festival in France.

Her new film about the men’s movement is titled, “The Red Pill,” and plans are for it to be released in early 2015.

Jaye was recently interviewed on the Marilu Henner Show, which you can listen to here. Her (too short) discussion about The Red Pill starts at about 13:45.

Jaye’s production company, Jaybird Productions, has just opened a website for the movie. It is so new, in fact, that it is still under construction. But you take a look at it here.

Apparently, the experience of filming The Red Pill and interviewing so many people in the movement has been transformative for the young filmmaker. A note from the web page describes the movie, in part, as follows:

From the producers who brought you, “Daddy I Do” and “The Right to Love: An American Family”, a young feminist explores the men’s rights movement and begins to challenge her own beliefs in “The Red Pill.”

Cassie Jaye will also be attending and filming at the First International Conference on Men’s Issues in Detroit in June. She has asked me to inform readers that she will continue to conduct interviews there and extends an invitation to MHRAs who want to share their ideas with her on camera.

Finally, I will be interviewing Cassie Jaye live in a Google Hangout on Wednesday, March 19, at 4:00 PM Pacific, 6 Central and 7 Eastern Time here at A Voice for Men. An announcement about that will be posted Tuesday in the Hangout section of the site.

  • Peter Wright

    Great to hear this is going ahead as planned, and a big thumbs-up to Cassie for having the curiosity and creative skills to stitch this documentary together.

    The potential impact of the film is an unknown, but the fact that no one has made a doco about the MRM means it will be a touchstone – a certainty before it’s release.

    Looking forward to hearing the Hangout discussion between Paul and Cassie on March 19.

  • Clint Carpentier

    “Men want the right to sign away reproductive right…”

    “blah blah feminist knee jerk reaction blah blah…”

    “No politician will ever sign off on that legislation, boy it became a heated debate here…”

    It wasn’t a heated debate, it was a fucking railroading!!!

    • Peter Wright

      Indeed, it was dog-piling on a relatively harmless comment. It was a great example for Cassie to see just what the MHRM is up against – we get dog-piled too every time we say something half reasonable.

    • Cylux

      Yeah the knee-jerk reaction was somewhat amusing given the host had just recently impressed upon her that they were short on time, and then promptly set off on one taking up the rest of the time.

  • Orange Man

    I listened to her interview and I really hope that the MRM doesn’t get painted as if we’re trying to win an oppression war. If she honestly expects to aid us, I don’t think the (possible) “sky is falling” approach will be too receptive to the average viewer. We need to hit these people with solid bricks of logic, not sob stories.

    I’m cautious as to this possibly being a giant hit piece, but I’ll reserve my judgment until after I’ve seen it.

    P.S. I need me some Big Red on blu-ray!

    • Stu

      It’s not a hit piece Orange. It’s been getting filmed bit by bit for quite a while. Cassie is the real deal.

  • Phil Henderson

    I love how one of the thumbnails at the bottom of the official website has Chanty Binx looking her absolute craziest.

  • Scatmaster

    As long as I am not filmed without my permission and accidentally in the background which has happened before in a documentary film. The main reason of course would be protecting my anonymity.

    • Scatmaster

      ..

    • Clint Carpentier

      Should red feathers or headbands be handed out at the conference for anyone wanting to be blurred out? You’ll have to be obvious about your anonymity, because documented conversations will happen in the public venue, whether you like it or not.

      • Scatmaster

        No problems Clint. I will make my presence known to Paul and those who matter. If I am the least bit concerned I will not show even though I have paid for a ticket. It will add to the bottom line whether I show or not. You may have the luxury of letting yourself be known, I however at this stage do not.

        • Susie Parker

          Just wear a fake ZZ Top beard and sunglasses. Wait! Never mind! Women can’t wear fake beards so being able to wear fake beards is …patriarchy!

          • Paul Johnson

            Why can’t women wear fake beards? :)

        • Susie Parker

          Just wear a fake ZZ Top beard and sunglasses. Wait! Never mind! Women can’t wear fake beards so being able to wear fake beards is …patriarchy!

    • Paul Elam

      Those concerns will be addressed and your anonymity will be protected in anything that AVFM sanctions.

  • iliketurtlez

    But the MRM and Red Pillers are different things. Most MRAs even think that Red Pillers make the movement look bad. They’re the reason we get called “pick up artists”. Conflating the two as though they’re synonymous isn’t going to bode well.

    • Paul Johnson

      Red Pillers and MRA’s aren’t separate things.
      Red Pill has significant history in the MRM. Red Pill just means “unplugged” from the societal delusion.

      MRAs, MGTOW, PUAs, and feminists who know exactly what the fuck they’re doing are all red pill.

      • Astrokid

        Its true that the redpill has significant history.. I have seen Stefan Molyneux use it, and even psychologist Jonathan Haidt in his TED lecture on how morality works.
        This meme has been used so widely.. as can be seen in this YT vid.. and also reasonably tainted, that I am uncomfortable with it being used to identify the MRM, as this documentary purports to do.
        It is also surprising that a feminist who discovered the MRM in March 2013 (as per her brief interview), has grasped MRM issues so fast. I look forward to Paul’s interview to learn more.

    • John Narayan

      “Most MRAs even think that Red Pillers make the movement look bad.”

      Dude can you define the two and back your statement with data?

  • Attila_L_Vinczer

    I look forward to seeing The Red Pill documentary in early 2015. It is my view, Cassie’s work in this documentary will give further strength and credibility to the real issues facing men and boys in the world.

  • Politically Incorect

    I can’t wait to see it . Its about time that there is a documentary about the’ Red Pill ‘ movement . Men and boys are human beings too . We have done a lot for the planet ,mostly good I think . Cheers .

  • Politically Incorect

    I can’t wait to see it . Its about time that there is a documentary about the’ Red Pill ‘ movement . Men and boys are human beings too . We have done a lot for the planet ,mostly good I think . Cheers .

  • Politically Incorect

    I’m a afraid so too .

  • Politically Incorect

    I’m a afraid so too .

  • Politically Incorect

    I can’t wait to see it . Its about time . That should have been done 20 years a go . My best friend lost everything after got divorced and had to live the country . She was making false accusation . The system is not design to be fair to men and boys . Its Pure Misandry right now . A big mess too. Travesty really . Men should resist pressure from the media and so called ‘friends ‘ and stay single and happy .You can have a girlfriend but don’t live together because the problems start immediately . Get a trade license guys ,have your toys ,make money , travel , cook, drive a nice car , be successful ,don’t take shit from no one be strong and stay happy . That’s how you get respect and love . No respect no true love so…. Take it from an older guy !

    • Judge_Holden

      Just what I needed to hear. Thanks mate.

    • Judge_Holden

      Just what I needed to hear. Thanks mate.

  • ManWithPlan

    Matt Walsh is a religious conservative chivalry supporter, and often panders to women. But I don’t argue he can write a good article once in a while. Maybe he is evolving.

    • Astrokid

      His blog has seen a meteoric rise. As per alexa,
      Global Rank
      15,079 (down 2,151)
      Rank in United States
      3,902
      in just the later half of 2013. And his audience demographics shows vastly overrepresented by females. perhaps the tradcon types.

      • Susie Parker

        He seems to have a lot of single mother types as well, which I don’t think of as “Tradcon”. I’m not Tradcon, and while I disagree with a lot of his writing, but not one single word of this would I dispute. Not. one. word.

      • Susie Parker

        He seems to have a lot of single mother types as well, which I don’t think of as “Tradcon”. I’m not Tradcon, and while I disagree with a lot of his writing, but not one single word of this would I dispute. Not. one. word.

    • Susie Parker

      He and I got into it over his “dead beat dad” article, and I really almost wrote him off at the time.

      But this….

      Tradcon, or not – this was 100% pure gold, and yes. I believe it does show he is evolving.

    • Susie Parker

      He and I got into it over his “dead beat dad” article, and I really almost wrote him off at the time.

      But this….

      Tradcon, or not – this was 100% pure gold, and yes. I believe it does show he is evolving.

  • Clint Carpentier

    Even if it’s ass backward, it’ll still do us more favor than harm. If she tries to put bias against us, the best thing she can do, is shelve it.

  • Lee Church

    Great article right there

  • Yaka

    Will this be another New Republic article or will she be another Emily Matcher? Don’t Trust, I would say….

  • impelluso

    I did not see the goodness in my own father until after it was too late. He died before we could have our reconcilliation.

    Other than that lost potential, there are two men I value….

    My advisor for my doctoral thesis.

    And Paul Elam.

    That is all I wish to say.

    Thank you, Paul, for fighting this fight.

    • impelluso

      And Dean… and whoever else I have yet to learn about.

      • Daniel Qian

        A good place to learn more is A Voice for Men Going Their Own Way (my own term, not how they’re branding it). By its very nature, it’s an even more individualist community, so you’ll see even more promotion of people who are producing their own content. I don’t know everyone on that list, but I follow a lot of them, and they’re good. Just start at the top and work your way down.

  • JC

    This is her “bravely delving into the Lions den” and going for the explorer award. She will not portray the MRM or redpillers fairly because, when it’s all over, she has to be able to return to the feminist herd. I believe she’s doing this to get a leg up (heh) as an “expert” in this “fast-growing movement from the underbelly of theintent”, get quoted and interviewed in the NYT, mags, possibly license clips from her doc, etc.
    She’s bringing attention to this subject FOR the attention she’ll receive, not to present a truly objective glimpse into the movement. That’s not in her or her comrades interests.

  • Carchamp1

    Great. Another woman carrying the torch for the men’s movement. Is she on “child” support, too?

    Cue the MRA white knights…

    Men, don’t get married under any circumstances. I don’t care how fucking pretty and nice she is. And do you know what the fuck a condom is? Good. Either use it or keep your dick out of her pussy. Again, I don’t care how pretty and nice she is. This is the most important advice you’ll ever receive.

    Men, the sooner you realize no one will ever give a shit about you, the better. If you’re not already completely fucked, you do have the power to go your own way and save yourself. It’s up to you.

    This is about all that needs to be said. End of the Carchamp documentary.
    And, sorry to say, I won’t be going to Detroit. The Mrs. wouldn’t appreciate her uppity husband making the trip.

    • Aimee McGee

      Believe what you want about females who support the MHRM. I personally don’t need your approval to support true equality for men and women. I do it because I know it is right.

    • Deka Make

      Not only marrige. What about courtship? They are the same unfair relationships.

      “Great. Another woman carrying the torch for the men’s movement. Is she on “child” support, too?”

      Well, if Paul Elam or Dean Esmay give their approval to this film, we can stay calm.

      • sauerquint

        Does anyone remember WoolyBumbleBee? Sure, they seem reasonable at first…..

    • Paul Johnson

      There’s this thing called “its merits.”

  • CoffeeCrazed

    Matt Walsh. Seriously? Not doppelganger?

  • Unrepentant Misogynist

    There’s only one thing a man needs to know to live a peaceful, harmonious life. What’s that one thing? Here it is:

    “That One Thing: Women are manipulative, lying, cruel, psychopathic, and surpassed in level of Evil only by Lucifer Herself.”

    • driversuz

      You have been banned because of a serious and direct violation of Comment Policy. [Ref: 2841]

      Additional remarks:

      Bite me, Junior.

    • http://www.avoiceformen.com/ David King

      Oh, we have a true genius here.

      The reason Suz banned you is because she got there first. Had I or any of the other mods seen this drivel before she, they’d have done it.

      It is self-evident enough why you keep getting banned. Frankly, you’re too stupid, or to bigoted (or both) to see that merit, hard work and commitment are the only things that matter in this business. Suz has those in spades, just like every other member of staff here — all of whom, without exception, got to where they are by proving themselves time and again, just as they continue to do every day.

      You, on the other hand, are utterly impotent and ineffective, because you can’t see past the chip on your shoulder the size of Alaska to see that the only strategy that can successfully effect political change for men and boys is rooted in equality — the recognition that men and women are equally capable of personal, intellectual and moral agency, equally prone to human failings and therefore equally deserving of opportunity to become fully self-possessed and self-actualised adults and equally answerable for their actions. That includes you, by the way.

      Anything else is no less than feminism inverted.

      Of course, there are plenty of people, for example feminists, who understand perfectly well what AVfM’s position on these matters is and, who, nevertheless, show up here to bleat their blatherings. There’s a name for people like that: troll.

      Yep, nobody could get a cigarette paper between you and your average feminist troll.