The Red Pill, a documentary by feminist Cassie Jaye about her “journey into the men’s rights movement,” received a mass digital release on Tuesday.
“I hope this film inspires dialogue about the unique issues men and boys face, encouraging people to ask the uncomfortable questions, which for me included analyzing my own gender bias against men,” said Jaye, a feminist, in an email to Breitbart Tech. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there – about me and the film – in an effort to distract people from the actual issues. Now that the movie is available worldwide on DVD, BluRay and Video-On-Demand, hopefully the lies will be put to rest.”
Despite the fact that the counter-petition ended up receiving more signatures, the series of cinemas which were due to screen the film eventually caved in to feminist demands and pulled the film.
“Although we are yet to see it, we have since become aware of the controversial nature of the documentary,” declared Palace’s Kino Cinema in a statement. “You may be aware of the petition that is currently circulating on Change.org asking us to cancel the proposed screening of The Red Pill. The overwhelming number of responses, many from regular Kino customers, has really resonated with us and has led us to reconsider the appropriateness of going ahead with the booking.”
Jaye was also forced to fund the film with donations received from Kickstarter, after her usual donors refused to fund the film which sought to investigate and humanize the often-demonized Men’s Rights Activism movement.
The movie’s full description can be read below:
When feminist filmmaker Cassie Jaye sets out to document the mysterious and polarizing world of the Men’s Rights Movement, she begins to question her own beliefs. Jaye had only heard about the Men’s Rights Movement as being a misogynist hate-group aiming to turn back the clock on women’s rights, but when she spends a year filming the leaders and followers within the movement, she learns the various ways men are disadvantaged and discriminated against. The Red Pill challenges the audience to pull back the veil, question societal norms, and expose themselves to an alternate perspective on gender equality, power and privilege.