Movies Plus brings “blocked” movies to your streaming devices
An irresistible “plot” prompted Cory Tosek to jump the gun on his new streaming platform.
Plus movies It wasn’t officially ready last summer – Tusk planned to reveal it several months later. Then the entrepreneur got acquainted with a new documentary that faced long odds to reach the audience.
“The plot against the presidentDirector Amanda Milius’ powerful deconstruction of the Russian collusion hoax was ready to roll. But Milius, the daughter of famous director John Milius, ran into a problem.
She told Tusk that her film would likely face censorship due to its pro-Trump position.
“If it comes to [President Donald] “Trump, you can’t touch him with a 10-foot pole,” the Movies Plus CEO said, adding that Twitter banned his company from advertising a post because it had part of Trump’s face in it.
He allowed the Milius documentary to honor Movies Plus in time for Election Day 2020. However, Tucek was not conservative, and he did not hope to influence the election with the film.
“I’m not a politician,” Tusk says, adding that his bias favors more nuanced political discussions. I strongly support freedom of expression. Everyone’s voices should be heard.”
So why is he throwing his support behind a conservative documentary?
“It is the right wing that is censored more now,” he says, adding that he would be happy to share a left-leaning documentary if it was targeted by audiences who practice censorship next.
Movies Plus offers a range of movies and TV shows for streaming like the traditional platform. For $5.99 per month or $29.99 per year (after a one-month free trial), users can sample documentaries (“Antifa: The Rise of the Black Flags‘), horror movies (“Breakdown Lane”) and children’s fare (“A Wizard’s Tale”).
The platform also has a ‘Blocked’ section featuring ‘PATP’ and ‘Creating Equality: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.Among other titles. The latter was removed by Amazon during Black History Month, without any explanation.
You’ll also find a documentary on same-sex marriage among the shows, a title that would barely scream, “Conservative Click Hunting.”
Tusk wants the voices of filmmakers to be heard, regardless of ideology.
The platform concept came to him after he saw filmmakers get a “removal” from Amazon’s streaming service, he says.
The early launch of ‘PATP’ had its franchises for Tucek. Thousands signed up just to watch the provocative headline.
“It was a huge help getting the ball rolling for us. In this crowded, flowing space, you have to have something to set yourself apart,” he says. But embracing the film had its risks.
“I’m even relieved to put myself on the line [for the film?] Even if you wear a red shirt, people will attack you,” he added, the color being forever associated with former President Trump.
Tucek sees another way that Movies Plus can serve the audience.
“Every other platform full of boring rubbish that woke up…became so cute,” he says. This is why he plans on Movies Plus to enter the original programming space in the near future.
He pledges that the company’s creative team is “ready to tell the stories you don’t see” in the market. Consider a TV series planned in the context of NBC’s The Office. However, this offer cannot be made today due to the awakening of the police. Movies Plus offers something similar, with a politically incorrect character at its core.
The main issue for any project like Movies Plus is funding, and Tucek has persuaded investors to “run the streaming platform on the Bitcoin standard,” he says. Does that provide an “inflation hedge”.
He still has to do more with fewer resources to get fresh content. He says the company lacks the purchasing power of Hulu or Netflix, but hopes that production efficiencies will level the playing field.
“There is a lot of waste and spending on these big-budget projects. It gives us an edge,” he says of the independent filmmaker’s approach he brings to Movies Plus. “You can have all that money…but the secret sauce is good stories.”
Tojek predicts that the “cancellation culture” will only get worse in the short term. That’s why he plans to add a “Cancelled Actors” category to Movies Plus down the road.
“Just because the actor is now a horrible person doesn’t mean that the director [of a given film] It should be avoided,” he says. This is why Tosik is vehemently against the abolition of culture in general.
“We need to push it back,” he says.