With #gamergate, Aurini is hustling for funds to complete his documentary "The Sarkeesian Effect," and he's apparently raised $9000 so far.
Aurini, the Ed Wood of the manosphere, is always a ripe subject for ridicule. Many have had their way with him, including David Futrelle and myself in a previous post because he is so deliciously weird and pretentious. Futrelle has compared him to Anton LeVey. but I think he is as campy as John Waters. Although Aurini actually seems to believe the terrible crap he spouts, I can't help but have a soft spot for someone who can make me laugh as hard as he (inadvertently) does. And I'm not alone -- watch this:
This video is the best, but wait, it gets even better! Aurini actually responded to this assault on his dignity:
I've had people asking me to respond to this video, but I really don't see anything to respond to. From what I can tell, it's nothing but a bunch of insults and snark coming from some anonymous hyena... I suppose the $15k for making a movie thing is worth addressing - but really, all I have to do is point towards the budget of any movie you care to name to demonstrate how expensive it is. Jordan I will be doing a video shortly updating our Patreon supporters on everything including the financing, but really, it's a paltry budget. He's just bringing it up to try and undermine the project.
And then the reluctant King of #gamergate weighed in on twitter:
Criticize the project? Fine. But don't insult my intelligence by claiming that
@Aurini and @jordanowen42 are trying to scam people.
Sometimes I seriously wonder if the manosphere isn't just a venue for frustrated performance artists. It's comforting at least to be reminded that they really are a bunch of buffoons.