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Girls Game

By Enrique Acosta | January 18, 2020

And then, of course, we get a glimpse into what life is like for a female gamer. Spoiler alert: It’s terrible, like a waking nightmare ranging from questions of legitimacy to awkward sexual advances to threats of rape and murder.

One of the best parts of Girls Game is when they give a bit of time to the opposition. In this case, they have an interview with internet troll [NAME OF IDIOT REDACTED], who began a campaign to stop the production of this documentary. We not only get an interview with [REDACTED IMBICILE], but a conversation with woman gamers advocate Hollyanne Setola. As you might imagine, the troll does not come off well. In fact, he gets so offensive the producer’s mom comes out and has a talk with him.

“…an entertaining and informative documentary…”

When pressed about his online behavior, he eventually comes around to the “I was just defending myself” argument. He also, for some reason, counters by talking about how much easier it is for girl gamers than boy gamers to be famous since they can cash in on their sexiness. When [REDACTED HOSEBEAST] talks about how easy it would have been for him to do the same thing when he was younger, director Natalie Rossetti is kind enough to include a picture of the younger [REDACTED MOMMA’S BOY]. Instead of making a judgment on his relative attractiveness for us, we are presented with some archival evidence and left to make up our own minds. Very even-handed.

Girls Game is an entertaining and informative documentary, despite having a series of overly similar stories in the first 20 minutes. It is a strong first effort from a new director, and I hope we see more of her in the future.

Girls Game (2020)

Directed and Written: Natalie Rossetti

Starring: Ryli Cious, Genese Davis, Atusa Fathi , etc.

Movie score: 8/10

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"…a waking nightmare ranging from questions of legitimacy, to awkward sexual advances, to threats of rape and murder..."

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  1. Cat DeSpira says:

    I was the original concept creator of “No Princess in The Castle”, a 2014 intended documentary focusing on the history of women in gaming. I created the title, concept and did the initial casting of 14 women. Natalie Rossetti alongside Dave Danzara and Eric Tessler were the first producer line up associated with the film. “Girls Game” is what was left of the film after I resigned in 2016 due to Rossetti, Danzara and Tessler introducing a well known serial harasser of women and the film, into the cast behind my back. In fact, he was cast months before I learned of this deception. His name was Rudy James Ferretti. Last month he murdered a woman and then killed himself.

    Ferretti was not a merely a troll but a longtime serial stalker and online harasser of various people including women. He brandished firearms in videos, came to gsming events srmed with 9mm and threw out continuous sexual insults at women. He was deeply racist, made many statements against racial minorities and what he felt were a lack of rights for white men. The makers of “Girls Game”, including the original producer line up of Dave Danzara, Natalie Rosetti and Executive Producer Eric Tessler (who funded the film), had full knowledge of his abusive and malevolent stalking and sexual harassment as early as 2014. Ferretti, in fact, stalked and harassed all three directors during the film’s Kickstarter in 2014 and created several petitions of protest. Ferretti made 17 defamatory video podcasts against the film, including ones where he stated that certain women deserve to be raped. In an email I still have, Rossetti asks me for this footage. So they knew he was deranged. There no way they can deny it.

    So…why did they cast him in a film about women being written by a woman he was harassing? Money. Both Rossetti and Danzara were afraid they’d lose Executive Producer Eric Tessler’s financial support. Tessler indeed was known for funding numerous projects in the classic gaming community and he was overly generous with people he liked. Tessler liked Ferretti. Tessler didn’t like me because Tessler saw me as a “feminazi”. So I was seen as someone who got in the way of Tessler’s cash flow. Rossetti and Danzara wanted to keep that flowing. They wanted to keep enjoying the fancy dinners, theme park private parties and being in his favor. Integrity is often lost over money.

    “Girls Game” producers aided and abetted Rudy Ferretti, a man who made it his focus FOR YEARS to stalk, harass and threaten people including me. By casting him behind my back, an action that led to my resignation and retraction of my script and ideas, they assisted him in his attacks upon me. That he went on to murder one of his victims, Amy Molter, an ex girlfriend, isn’t shocking at all. Many of us saw murder in Ferretti’s future and warned of it many times. Unfortunately the producers of “Girls Game” cared more about money and helping Ferretti enact revenge upon me than making a film worthy of the women I cast in it. So much was lost in the process…dignity, compassion, ethics. The history of women in gaming (1949-present) has yet to be told and perhaps may never be.

    “Girls Game” is a absolute failure.

  2. Anon says:

    Rudy was nothing but a has been wannabe that thought he was something he wasn’t. The tragedy is instead of ending his worthless existance years ago he choose to be a coward and take an innocent woman with him . If there is a Hell I hope he is rotting in it. That being said the world is a better place without this SOB in it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Rudy ferretti is in the film wtf he doesnt know nothing about gaming the only thing rudy ferretti knows is to bully people online.

    • A real gamer not a person hiding says:

      Rudy is like the greatest gamer of all time. I never seen someone so adaptable

      • Anon says:

        If you supported this loser , you deserve all the karma in your life that will come your way I hope its long and painful

      • Fruity Spaghetti says:

        Rudy is nothing but a scrub who had one world record that was ever any good (Splatterhouse), but he lost that so hard that he’ll never get it back LOL

        • Damon Stewart says:

          Rudy ferretti had mental problems since he was a child and he wouldn’t take his medications for his illness and how could he carry a gun if he’s mentally unstable.

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