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The Pickup Game (2019)

The Pickup Game is an inside look at the emergence of the 'pickup' industry - an business where self-styled seduction coaches travel the world, charging a small fortune to teach men skills ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Robert Beck Robert Beck ... Himself
Maximillian Berger Maximillian Berger ... Himself
Linda Boisvert Linda Boisvert ... Herself
Nikolaos Brahimllari ... Michael M (voice)
Lisa Fox Lisa Fox ... Herself
Alex James Alex James ... Himself
Paul Janka Paul Janka ... Himself
Ross Jeffries Ross Jeffries ... Himself
Prunella Jones Prunella Jones ... Herself
Minnie Lane Minnie Lane ... Herself
Jennifer Li Jennifer Li ... Herself
Tazzleberry Marie Tazzleberry Marie ... Herself
Shaun Michael Shaun Michael ... Himself
Marcus Nero Marcus Nero ... Himself
Todd Van De Hay Todd Van De Hay ... Himself
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The Pickup Game is an inside look at the emergence of the 'pickup' industry - an business where self-styled seduction coaches travel the world, charging a small fortune to teach men skills they claim will guarantee success with women. For the instructors who are successful, it is a highly lucrative occupation, with many companies earning millions of dollars a year. It is also an industry rife with controversy and scandal. Several teachers have been deported from countries for their contentious methodologies and pickup businesses are often the subject of fierce public criticism. Despite this, men the world over collectively spend hundreds of millions of dollars to attend seminars, download online courses and have one-on-one coaching sessions with instructors they feel can give them the dating life of their dreams. In the minds of students, many of these instructors become more than just teachers. They become idols. From the glossy exterior, where courses are packaged as ...

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This provocative insider investigation exposes the secrets of the scandal-filled yet thriving pickup industry, where would-be Casanovas pay to be coached in the art of seduction.

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30 April 2019 (Canada) See more »

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An eye-opener!!!
29 May 2019 | by bellissimo_robertSee all my reviews

I saw this documentary at Hot Docs in Toronto and really enjoyed it. I knew a little about this pick up world but was quite shocked at how far it's gone and how it's rooted in abuse and manipulation. I would suggest everyone see it, to be more and more aware of the level of toxic masculinity that exists in this world. The film does empathize with the fact that these men often unfortunately lack role models and are taught not to be themselves in order to attract women.


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