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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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Auntie Alias
Auntie Alias
4 years ago

Boy oh boy. It’s everyone’s fault but Jordan’s: Anita, Anita’s supporters, SJWs, Corey Cole, and David (implied). Poor baby. All those heavy sighs are a bit much, though.

IANAL but I’m betting that you can’t sue someone for defamation for predicting you’re going to con people.

Paradoxical Intention
4 years ago

Of course it’s always the SJWs.

http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s598/Paradoxys3DS/802_zpsiulufsxo.jpg

I watched a bit of that video, and it’s very telling that Jordan is pinning most of this on Corey Cole and his wife for backing out of the interview and posting why.

Like, he sees that as a personal attack when it’s just Cole going “Yeah, I don’t agree with your politics and harassment, and I don’t agree with your work.”

Owen is just like “Well, he didn’t see the movie!”. Does he really have to see the movie Owen? Do you really think that’s going to change his mind and suddenly decide to work with you?

You put this shit out there for everyone to see, then get mad at other people when they call you out for it.

C’mon man, have some respect for yourself and stand behind what you produce. Don’t deflect and blame everyone else.

And of course the comments section of that video is filled with people who are blaming Anita Sarkeesian for the movie’s failure, and going so far as to attack people who are rightfully pointing out that Owen shot himself in the foot.

katz
4 years ago

Owen is just like “Well, he didn’t see the movie!”.

Neither did all those MRAs who boycotted Mad Max and Star Wars.

(I mean they actually did see the movies, who are we kidding, but you know what I mean.)

dhag85
dhag85
4 years ago

I saw The Sarkeesian Effect and I can promise watching it wouldn’t have made any difference. Whatever you thought of the movie before watching it, is exactly what you’ll think afterwards. It only contains crap that’s been discussed to death eve before the movie was made. There’s no new information in it, so why watch it?

Shadow
Shadow
4 years ago

Well, as someone who grew up on Sierra games, the knowledge that Owens won’t be pissing all over my childhood got me like

http://i.giphy.com/1398cRUI5r3aww.gif

LinuxLea
LinuxLea
4 years ago

Has anyone noticed Owen’s choice of wardrobe?

When he’s wearing a shirt it’s either:

1: Megadeth
Which is not that much of a surprise, since Dave Mustaine is basically Owen, now that he lost all talent he had up to “Youthanasia”.
He’s basically the laughing stock of the metal world, defecating the acoustic equivalent of TSE into the world while getting into catfights with former collaborators.

2: Spinal Tap
A band that’s also basically Owen. Talentless, deranged, deluded and misogynistic. And we know Owen is all about that.
Here’s the problem, though: They were a joke, created for a mockumentary.

I guess the irony escapes Owen.

NOPE
NOPE
4 years ago

Bravo, Jordan, bravo. I wouldn’t of known that Futrelle even said anything about it except he mentioned it in his “it’s not my fault, those evil SJWs” sayanora video. Seriously, he mentioned further sources where people could go and read about his disaster??

This is a Nathan Fillion moment.

Supermeerkat
Supermeerkat
4 years ago

I found the following YouTube video by a guy called Kevin Logan really, really putting the boot into Owen and his latest failure:

It’s funny in a kind of unpleasant way. Part of me thinks that Owen deserves this type of vicious counterblast; but a tiny part of me thinks “just leave him alone, he’s a made a big mess of his life and he knows it and should be left to fester”.

Skeptical Skully
Skeptical Skully
4 years ago

It would seem Jordan Owen’s intense Anita obsession ended up costing him this well-thought-out documentary, though according to him it was all of the Sarkeesian fans (instead of his own ineptitude, of course.) He posted a predictably long-winded video whining about it. Sierra Games checked out his channel and Nope’d right out of there, especially after watching the smash-hit “The Sarkeesian Effect”.

The exchanges between him and the author of this article are also interesting. Jordan just doesn’t know when to give up and start directing his energy elsewhere:
http://cliqist.com/2016/01/13/quest-the-story-of-sierra-on-line-might-not-be-the-documentary-were-looking-for/

Skeptical Scully
Skeptical Scully
4 years ago

It would seem Jordan Owen’s intense Anita obsession ended up costing him this well-thought-out documentary, though according to him it was all of the Sarkeesian fans (instead of his own ineptitude, of course.) He posted a predictably long-winded video whining about it. Sierra Games checked out his channel and Nope’d right out of there, especially after watching the smash-hit “The Sarkeesian Effect”.

The exchanges between him and the author of this article are also interesting. Jordan just doesn’t know when to give up and start directing his energy elsewhere:
http://cliqist.com/2016/01/13/quest-the-story-of-sierra-on-line-might-not-be-the-documentary-were-looking-for/