As if the Tropes v.s Women fiasco didn’t all ready send all of the trolls of the internet into a frenzy, now New York City-based filmmaker Shannon Sun-Higginson has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund her documentary called GTFO: A Film About Women In Gaming.
“I am just a casual gamer, so I was shocked about a year ago when a friend told me about the abuse that many female gamers and other industry figures endure on a daily basis,” Sun-Higginson wrote. “I immediately began researching and filming this documentary, titled ‘GTFO’ in reference to the exclusionary response that many women encounter while gaming.”
Sun-Higgison is looking to raise $20,000 for the film, and it will feature gamers, bloggers, scholars, developers, and “experts.”
“Nobody should have to endure being called a derogatory term simply because of their gender (or race, religion, or sexual orientation, for that matter),” she said. “It is not only offensive to the victim and detrimental to the public image of the industry, but it also discourages countless women who want to be part of new and creative media.”
The purpose of the film, Sun-Higginson said, is to reveal the experiences of women in the gaming industry “both good and bad,” and also to lay out steps that can be taken to “change the environment for the better.”