Robert Stark talks to St. Paul based playwright Kevin Kautzman about his new play MODERATION. Moderation is a dark comedy about social media content moderators loosing their minds at work. RSVP at MODERATION to view the play online for free until Dec. 19th. Moderation will premier live in March of 2022 at St. Paul’s Waldman’s Brewery, as the first in a series produced by Kevin’s Mad Mouth Theater company. Check out Kevin’s podcast Art of Darkness, web series Money Shot Show, and follow him on Twitter.
How Moderation’s premise was inspired by a “normie rag” article about content mods being radicalized by conspiracy theories that they were forced to monitor
The psychological components to the play
References to meme culture
The political vs. profit motives of censorship, and Keith Woods on The Vulture Capitalist Behind The New Twitter
The Dark Comedy genre in cinema, literature, and theater
Corporate gatekeepers suppressing creativity in cinema
Kevin’s Art of Darkness episode on Stanley Kubrick
The casting and production process for Moderation
How Moderation is in the same Zeitgeist as the film Joker
Kevin’s observations on the decay of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro
How William became interested in the incel phenomenon from an evolutionary psychological standpoint
The positive reactions to the article from incels, feminists, and normies alike
The misrepresentation of incels and comparisons to calls for sympathy for other disenfranchised groups
How the incel subculture provides a sense of community, fraternity, and ingroup identity The Sexodus and hypergamy in the modern dating market
The hypocrisy of the gender pay-gap debate in regards to complaints about the shortage of marriageable men Is The Future Polygamous?
The limitations of self-improvement 2020 and the coming of neo-feudalism Dunbar’s number which suggests cognitive limits to the number of people with whom one can maintain social relationships
The psychosexual motives behind social behavior
William’s article How Sport Can Reduce Racism: An Irish Case Study
Developing career guidance software and the need to focus on specialization in education and economics
Robert Stark talks to San Francisco Bay Area based podcasters Sam and Gian about political trends on the left. Check out their podcast on politics and gay culture, their articles on the Twink Rev blog, and follow Twink Rev on Twitter.