If you haven’t seen the movie Swingers I highly recommend it. It was one of the first real attempts to reveal the rudiments of Game in the mid 90’s, and considering this decade was the apex period for the feminine Matrix it’s all the more notable.
Not only did Swingers capture the character of the Alpha and Beta mindset, it also contrasted the two by casting both its main protagonists as such. Looking back from 16 years ago this is remarkable considering the almost complete absence of anything resembling the manosphere or a greater understanding of intergender relations, much less the awareness of the society feminization had created.
In the embedded clip we watch Mike epically fail to consolidate on a number close. It’s funny because we see our blue pill selves making the same mistake. It’s uncomfortable humor watching this from a red pill perspective; like watching Titanic, you know the ship is going to sink, you even know how the ship goes down, but you can’t help watching anyway.
I get this feeling a lot when I’m doing a consult, or I’m audience to some guy making the same mistakes my unenlightened blue pill self made. You couldn’t tell me shit back then; it was all blind emotion and bewilderment with the expectation that women would be more understanding, more forgiving of even a marginal error in judgement. It’s with great difficulty that I force myself to allow guys like Mike to make their own mistakes.
I can barely watch that seen it is so painful to watch. I find it easier to watch the goriest scene from a Faces of Death movie.
I’m so vain i thought this post was about me.
Sadly, this could be an accurate reflection of me 7 years ago. It’s hysterical to watch now, kinda like someone who is fit and in great shape looking at pictures of themselves in the past when they created gravity wells of their own.
Completely off topic but had to share. Too funny not to.
Swingers is a beast of a comedy and I cringe every single time I watch that scene.
Brilliant movie. Equally painful were the pickup/seduction scenes in Vegas. “Well, we all have stories.”
Alpha of the month anyone?
Don’t remember how old I was when I first saw that scene. I’m sure I had no game at the time, yet it was painful to watch even then.
I remember wanting to yell at the screen.
” Dude ! You’re totally spazzing! You’re going to scare her away! ”
What is probably the more important scene is the one where he got the honeys digits in the first place. It’s amazing she didn’t give him a fake #.
“It says “Breakfast Any Time”, right?”
‘I’ll have pancakes in the Age of Enlightenment”
I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t me in the past.
It’s as cringe worthy to watch that as to remember it.
Remember though some of the best ladies men…used to be betas until they wised up and took the red pill.
My favourite movie in this genre is the original nutty professor with Jerry Lewis, I just saw it again recently and Buddy Love was balls to the wall Alpha, preempted game by 5 decades.
Funny how you could just point out the mistakes until they became innumerable.
God such a good movie. Required watching for every man learning game. I think it’s important not just to avoid Mikey’s errors but to look at Trent’s alpha vibe. Dude is always positive, talks his buddies up, assumes attraction, scolds his crew when he needs to, isn’t afraid to cause a scene or be the center of attention, etc.
I wanted to beat the snot out of my decade-ago self AND Mike watching this scene for the first time. I’ve long used the attitude VV had of “if she’s smiling, it’s money” too. I did this the other night with a buddy, busting the chops of a girl working at a pizza joint. We left and he’s all “you were a real asshole back there” but as I told him, the girls were smiling the whole time.
I’m fairly sure I made their night. Oh well, you can’t teach everyone.
Translate this scene to today. Your gaming some new plate and you mess up by slipping some blue pill needy sounding text message/response, and you realize immediately that you just fucked up but it’s too late and the message is sent…. Boom You just smashed the plate and can pretty much just delete her number from your phone cause you know that shit is done. The only way you can salvage that is if you’ve already slept with her. And even, maybe. It’s brutal today and women are rejecting bros on the smallest little fucking trace of neediness or show… Read more »
Hello there for all of you guys, what are your thoughts about this?
Hahaha. First time I’d ever seen that. Hilarious.
@Team-Red I completely agree with what you wrote. That’s why we over at 3MM started “Flake on Girls” Week to turn the tables back in our favour – check it out. http://3rdmilleniummen.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/a-post-for-women-and-words-of-advice-on-dating-part-2/
Rollo, I’m trying to develop an up-to-date, boiled-down reading list on: 1. Game. What it is, how to do it, etc. 2. Topics on why it’s necessary; that is, much of what you write about in your blog. It’s 2012 and the amount of good material on these topics is now too large for any normally busy person to seek out, read, and digest in toto. I would like to make a reading list that simply says “Read all of Mystery’s work, the entire archives of Heartiste-Roissy, Rollo Tomassi, etc.” but there is simply too much. And let us not… Read more »
OlioOx, I’ve been doing that for a while – The Best of the Manosphere is here: http://3rdmilleniummen.wordpress.com/manosphere-wisdom/
Thanks 3MM, checking now.
Olio, you might start with this blog:
The Professor has cataloged much of what you’re looking for here already.
Lovely 3MM thanks… Anyone else? I would really like to hear from Tomassi. I have to save a few good young men! Give me your most crucial 20 posts! *gasp*
You should really start with The Professor link I gave you, but this should help too:
Oh by the way, and this will be my last post for at least a day or two as I don’t want to become a nuisance, have a look at the following website. The guy who runs it sounds pretty ‘Manly’ to me and there’s a lot of funny stuff:
I realize this will not be everybody’s cup of tea, so just take a wee glance and don’t feel obligated to spend any time on for my sake
OlioOx, I have found it very helpful to read through the original ASF archives, of Mystery, Neil Straus, Tyler Durden, Brad P, David Shade, Jlaix, Juggler, etc. I guess that stuff is dated by today’s standards, but gives a great insight into the thought process and field experience that went into the development of it it all. It’s a massive amount of material, but if you have time it is good to browse though it.
Lots of lessons in this movie.
I was once that asshole decades ago. Now, I’m a lot less of that asshole.
The original Nutty Professor was awesome. Although Jerry Lewis was painful to listen to when he the Professor instead of Buddy Love.
From Funny or Die…
Does anyone know of any other GOOD game related movies?
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Hear, hear, for the original Nutty Professor. Buddy Love personified cocky, funny Alpha badassery to perfection.
Watching shows and movies has never been the same since taking the red pill. For another movie with a good contrast between Alphas and Betas, see Reality Bites, which is also of roughly the same era as Swingers, and a classic.
a parody of the novel
But if you want a realistic and entertaining movie about the red pilling of a nice beta, by a superior alpha character, get this :