|Directed by||Shannon Sun-Higginson|
|Produced by||Shannon Sun-Higginson|
GTFO (also known as GTFO: Get the F&#% Out) is a 2015 American documentary film, directed by Shannon Sun-Higginson, about sexism and women in the world of video games. It premiered at South by Southwest on March 14, 2015.
Sun-Higginson, a documentary filmmaker from New York City, began work on GTFO in early 2012 and ultimately funded it as a Kickstarter project. She was initially inspired to create the film after watching a clip from live-stream gaming competition Cross Assault in which a player repeatedly sexually harassed his teammate. Sun-Higginson then "decided to take a step back and explore what it means to be a woman in gaming in general, both the positive and the negative."
The movie compiles interviews from gamers, developers, journalists to show how pervasive sexist behavior is in the gaming world.
The film's premiere at South by Southwest was met with primarily favorable reviews, with critic Dennis Harvey commenting: "Several other documentaries are currently in the works on the same subject, and many will no doubt be a lot slicker than 'GTFO.' But the rough edges of Sun-Higginson’s Kickstarter-funded feature lend it an ingratiating, unpretentious modesty, and its lack of rancor on a topic that might’ve easily supported a more sensationalist approach can only be a plus in reaching male gamers most in need of its wake-up call."
- "15 Must-See Movies at SXSW Film Festival 2015". Rolling Stone. March 9, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
- Ito, Robert (March 6, 2015). "In the Documentary 'GTFO,' Female Video Gamers Fight Back". The New York Times. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
- Martens, Todd (March 13, 2015). "SXSW: Female gamers tell their stories in 'GTFO,' which tackles industry sexism". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- "ABOUT". Shannon Sun-Higginson. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015.
- "GTFO: A Film About Women in Gaming". Kickstarter.
- Angelico, John (June 18, 2015). "DocFest film reviews: Playing games with 'Top Spin' and 'GTFO'". San Francisco Chronicle.
- Dennis Harvey. "'GTFO' Review: An Entertaining, Accessible Look at Misogyny in the Videogaming World - Variety". Variety.
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