Progressives are so scared of “What is a Woman?” that they are refusing to watch it — even if they get paid to do so for a living.
Despite the documentary trending on Twitter and becoming the single most-trafficked live-stream event in the history of The Daily Wire, film critics turned down the chance to review it with profanity and accusations of “transphobic” bigotry.
Meanwhile, fans love it — even though only one critic mustered up the courage to offer a review, audience members gave the original film a 98% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
On Friday, Daily Wire commentator Matt Walsh — who upends the gender ideology movement merely by asking one simple question — shared email responses from film critics invited to watch “What is a Woman?” by Daily Wire VP of Public Relations and Publishing Alyssa Cordova.
Despite “What is a Woman?” being “the most talked about film in the country right now and a smash hit,” according to Walsh, film critics “were less than enthusiastic” when given the opportunity to share their thoughts.
“What Is A Woman” is the most talked about film in the country right now and a smash hit. We thought film critics might be interested in giving it a look. Here are the responses we got back when we sent out the screener. They were less than enthusiastic it turns out pic.twitter.com/cHAQnVEBHV
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 3, 2022
“Unsubscribe. Lose my email. Forget my name,” one whined.
“Hard f***ing pass. I won’t give that transphobic bigot a platform on my site,” added another. “Never email me again!”
“Absolutely f***ing not. He’s a bigot and you should be ashamed to be associated with him,” offered a third. “Have a great weekend!”
“Yeah, I’m not reviewing a film by a bigot,” another lashed out.
Cordova added that she recognized “if we received any reviews as a result of this pitch that many — or even most — would be scathingly bad.” But she was surprised that even film critics are “so ideologically hollow that they can’t stand to actually WATCH the movie to give it a bad review.”
As the sender of these emails, I was well aware if we received any reviews as a result of this pitch that many–or even most–would be scathingly bad. But these *film critics* are so ideologically hollow that they can’t stand to actually WATCH the movie to give it a bad review https://t.co/O4lp04NOIe
— Alyssa Cordova (@lysscordova) June 3, 2022
Those who watched the film — which is available on demand for Daily Wire subscribers — may not be surprised to see that the so-called “experts” refuse to even engage with ideas that challenge their worldview. In the film, Walsh sits down with medical professionals, activists, lawmakers, and many other promulgators of radical gender theory in a search for the answer to a very simple question — “What is a woman?” — only to be repeatedly met with deflections and character accusations.
“The Left can’t help but prove the point of the film,” Walsh said of the would-be film critics. “They are too terrified to even watch it.”
And when hostile leftists aren’t watching the film, they’re actively trying to shut it down. As “What is a Woman?” premiered, hackers flooded The Daily Wire’s website with artificial traffic — an attempt to slow down the site and shut out real viewers.
Despite their best efforts, the premiere of “What is a Woman?” still helped The Daily Wire add more paid subscribers than on any other previous day in its history.
“We are working to address these challenges in real time,” Daily Wire Co-CEO Jeremy Boreing explained earlier this week. “Even so, the premiere had more viewers than any stream in the history of the site. A huge success for an amazing film.”
“Someone doesn’t want you to see this movie. See it anyway.”