The red pill is a common metaphor that roughly equates to “truth,” of seeing things as they really are. It came from The Matrix, a movie where the main character is unplugged from a false reality and introduced into the real world. One of the better red pill movies is actually The Truman Show

Truman begins learning the truth of his false existence where he’s an unwilling participant in a reality show. The city he believes he lives in is nothing more than a massive Hollywood sound stage. In the movie there’s an interview with the show’s creator, the god of Truman’s life:

Reporter: “Why do you think Truman has taken so long to understand the true nature of his world?”

Creator: “We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented.”

Reporter: “If he absolutely wanted to discover the truth, there is no way we can prevent him.”

Creator: “Truman prefers his cell.”

He does not, eventually deciding to take the red pill. The most poignant moment of the movie is him banging on the wall of his large jail, of coming to the realization of his lifelong imprisonment.

The irony of game and learning how to get laid is that it primes you for the red pill. Men get into the game for sex, but dealing with the large quantity of women that is necessary for mastering it starts to teach you the true nature of women and all the little lies that society tells you about the sexes. The truth will set you free, but the sad fact is that many men rather remain plugged in.