Immersed in Subversion :: Control the Culture; Control the Man [The Anita Sarkeesian Documentary]
The long awaited documentary is here; Immersed in Subversion :: Control the Culture; Control the Man; it is an analysis of Anita Sarkeesian, the Feminist Video Game critic who’s most recently been seen arguing for Internet censorship at the UN, or shadow banning Twitter users as part of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council.
Anita Sarkeesian could have been anybody; she’s not the story, anymore than Zoe Quinn was the story of #GamerGate. The story itself is the story; the fact that present-day media is corrupt and pushing a narrative is the story. The individual players don’t matter – but by examining one of them, it allows us to see the whole structure for what it truly is.
Many thanks to Matt Forney for hosting the video, to all of the backers who made this project possible, to the many interviewees who trusted us to represent them accurately,¹ and to all of you who’ve been patient with me over the past year as I worked to complete this film.
I hope it lives up to your expectations.
1. Including some interviews which for various reasons were not used (for the record, the reason was never a lack of erudition; I got to meet some great people, some great thinkers during the filming whom I regret being unable to find space for in the completed product).