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Director Cassie Jaye explains why her controversial documentary The Red Pill made her renounce feminism

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THE FILM FEMINISTS DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE

Director Cassie Jaye explains why her controversial documentary The Red Pill made her renounce feminism.

When Cassie Jaye set out to make The Red Pill, she was expecting to reveal the dark side of the American Men’s Rights Movement, which had been characterised by feminists as misogynist and vile.

The further she investigated, however, the more she understood the issues at the heart of the movement and that it had, by and large, been grossly misrepresented.

She also discovered that her film roused a lot of resistance, both in its making and in its exhibition.

The film has caused fiery debates across the United States, though it is Australia that has the dubious distinction of being the first country to actually ban public screenings of the movie. The first banning was in Melbourne last year, when a planned screening was cancelled after an online protest. There have been others since.

In this Skype interview, Cassie Jaye discusses the film in detail. She explains the difficulties in getting the film made and the smear campaign she has been subjected to. She also wonders if Australia has a problem with free speech.

Most sobering of all, Jaye explains why she has turned her back on feminism as a result of the behaviour she has witnessed in response to the film.

The Red Pill is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

For the interview with Cassie Jaye please click here:

Though it is mostly clear, please excuse the glitches in the audio.

To view the Red Pill trailer please click here:

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