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“Sarkeesian Effect” auteur Jordan Owen hopes to con gullible internetters out of $60k to make his next film

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Your generous donation today will buy this man a shirt.

In what is fantastic news for all fans of cinematic ineptitude, Jordan Owen — the hirsuite, well-scrubbed film auteur partially responsible for this year’s smash hit documentary The Sarkeesian Effect — has announced that he is planning a second film, and by the way he would like people to give him $60,000 for it.

Oh, don’t worry, he’s got a detailed budget already and clearly every cent of this giant pile of undeserved cash will be spent wisely. Or at least spent.

While Owen initially forgot to tell his potential backers what the film would actually be about, he told one Twitterer who asked that the film would be kind of like the “My Favorite Video Games” Youtube videos he’s been making for some time, only much, much more expensive.

I’m not quite sure why a film about Jordan Owen’s favorite video games would require $20,000 for travel expenses and $5000 for lawyers, but, hey, I trust Owen’s judgement on this.

I mean, it’s not like he’s known for making poor decisions, like teaming up with an egomaniacal white supremacist skull-fetishist con man to make a film ostensibly dealing with ethics, or filming himself ranting about an anti-porn feminist for an hour while sitting naked in a bathtub.

Oh, wait. I guess those were poor examples, as he’s actually done both of those things.

But here’s the thing: it’s not like he’s going to do either of these things AGAIN, right?

I’ve saved the best news for last. Fans of the original Sarkeesian Effect will be thrilled to learn that he is contemplating a sequel:

Generally speaking, films that cannot draw more than nine people at their premiere do not get sequels.

But Owen, well, he doesn’t follow Hollywood’s rules. Not when it comes to white balance, and not when it comes to begging for more money from the people you’ve already embarrassed with what may well be the worst documentary ever made.

UPDATE: Owen has now posted a video in which he sort of explains a little more about his plans. It is 20 minutes long and very boring. But at least he remembered to put on a shirt this time.

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leftwingfox
6 years ago

I assume David Dunning and Justin Kruger will be executive producers again?

C.S.Strowbridge
C.S.Strowbridge
6 years ago

“I’m not quite sure why a film about Jordan Owen’s favorite video games would require $20,000 for travel expenses and $5000 for lawyers, but, hey, I trust Owen’s judgement on this.”

Did you break my sarcasm detector? I just got that replaced. Dammit.

I could see spending money on lawyers to make sure the video clips were fair use, but not $5,000.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

I assume David Dunning and Justin Kruger will be executive producers again?

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6 years ago
steampunked (@steampunked)

Surely this has to be proof this entire library of ‘work’ is some sort of complicated post-modern art project.

Tessa
Tessa
6 years ago

I think the saddest thing is that someone was already so willing to provide money even without knowing what the project was.

Catalpa
Catalpa
6 years ago

…I’ll get the popcorn. The shitshow that follows this production is bound to be entertaining, even if the film itself is going to be dull as every other video Owen has ever produced.

rick
rick
6 years ago

He’s kind of an obsessive fellow isn’t he? Maybe that blinds his judgment?

Leda Atomica
Leda Atomica
6 years ago

60 000? I’m on the wrong side. Bye feminists, I’m becoming a manosphere conman.
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Shaenon
6 years ago

Some days it’s not worth getting up in the morning… and other days the Sarkeesian Effect guys come back. Carry on, my beautiful children.

Judas Peckerwood
Judas Peckerwood
6 years ago

How does the old saying go? Ah, yes, “There’s an MRA born every minute.”

In other words, I have no doubt that Jordan will meet his funding goal.

Fruitloopsie
6 years ago

Warning for teal deer and rant

“Stupid” is a tremendous understatement for these people, they complain about spending their money on women and child support but they’re more than happy to give every last cent to other idiots, I really don’t feel sorry for them being conned not one bit. All that money could have been for building male shelters, save lives, etc but nope what do they do? They use the money to make sh*tty videos to stroke their egos and continue to be mangry, lazy, idiotic a-holes blaming feminists and women for their own problems and failures and not handing them everything on a silver platter aka “misandry”

(Sorry if I’m being a white savior) I’m a mentally and physically disabled unemployed woman who raised a little more than 1500 dollars to go to Haiti and brought/bought stuff to donate to the people there and I also volunteered to take care of the children and cleaned. And I raised awareness to my church after I got back. Seriously, Just stop complaining, stop making excuses and get out there and find ways to raise money including getting a job and read about what you can do. For Petes sakes.

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
6 years ago

Cassie Jaye must be furious. Someone else is grifting on her marks.

kiki
kiki
6 years ago

“Hi, I’m Jordan. What do I do? Well, at the moment, I’m crowdfunding a documentary about retro videogaming. On a completely unrelated note, don’t you hate hipsters? I fucking hate hipsters! They should get a proper job!”

kiki
kiki
6 years ago

Seriously, with TSE, Randian Superman here could at least make the claim that he was contributing to society by adding to the political discourse. Now he’s telling us that what the world really needs is a movie about Jordan fucking Owen’s favourite video games?

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
6 years ago

Let me guess, he really needs a new car?

spacelawn
6 years ago

This should be good.

Alan Robertshaw
6 years ago

$5000 for lawyers

As a completely impartial observer I think that’s very reasonable myself. In fact, it should really be a lot more.

storyending
6 years ago

Hmm, I’d like 60 grand, too. But I don’t have a bathtub… And I would have a hard time criticizing rad-feminists, let alone issuing rape or death threats against any woman…

DodoHunter
DodoHunter
6 years ago

I wonder what his favorite video games are anyway.

dhag85
6 years ago

He’s just such a weird guy.

Kootiepatra
Kootiepatra
6 years ago

I’m having a terrifically difficult time trying to fathom how “my favorite video games” requires a movie, rather than a YouTube series.

Johanna Roberts
Johanna Roberts
6 years ago

Normally you need to be outside a movement to make parody films. Jordan is just the gift that keeps on giving. xD

Tore Nielsen
Tore Nielsen
6 years ago

I often wondered what happened to all those wacky characters from the first movie.

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