Shy Boys IRL
Shy Boys IRL, released in 2011, is an up-close documentary of the lives and opinions of multiple members from the love-shy.com forum. This documentary and it's director, Sara Gardephe, were later used by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to help explain the sexual frustration in certain incel communities in its reporting of the April 2018 Toronto van attack. In a report to the CBC's The National, Sara Gardephe described the various incel community attitudes toward society as "I think they just want to see the world burn a little bit [...] punishing us for not seeing their pain".
Sara had spent a year getting the men in the movie comfortable enough with her to be filmed, chatting with them via text and phone for many, many days. She knows 'Advanced' is not happy with her for the finished product.
Cast[edit | edit source]
Advanced is 'Advanced' on the love-shy.com forum.
Urban White Trash was 'uwt' on the forum.
Sara Gardephe is the director and is seen throughout the film with her boyfriend (sound guy).
After the movie[edit | edit source]
Mr. C has had 1-2 girlfriends since the film but generally doesn't like to talk about it.
Urban White Trash also found a girlfriend after the film
After the movie Advanced moved to China to teach English (aka earn enough money to live in China and finally get a girlfriend). It is unknown if he got a girlfriend, but JBW theory suggests he probably was finally able to in China. It is rumored most of the other men in the documentary got their first girlfriend sometime after the release of the film.
Sara Gardephe set up a personal website listing her main qualification and achievement in life as making a 'short documentary about incels'. She seems like a nice and decent person though, despite editing in clips of people laughing where she wanted to put in her own commentary in the movie. Also despite not challenging the Hosts of 'The Last Podcast on the Left' when they suggested that the men she followed around with a camera were evil, horrible, violent people by virtue of being in an incel/love-shy forum (not true).
Movie Itself[edit | edit source]
Link to movie on Vimeo: 
Movie on Youtube: