Men need help from other men.
Joseph Culp needs your help to see that more men get it. He needs your help to get more men to see his film, “Welcome To The Men’s Group.” As a professional social worker providing counseling to men, I often would recommend that men who were having difficulty crying practice at the movies. Many men are more likely to tear up there than anywhere else, that is if they are watching the right movie. “Welcome To The Men’s Group” is a movie that is making the few men and women who have seen it, belly laugh until they cry.
Culp’s film is first and foremost a hilarious comedy. It is profound, in its serious dramatic portrayal of an incredible variety of serious men’s issues. It is profound in it’s portal of how men can help men with each other’s emotional upset.
Before I am done with this article, I am going to tell you why that name, Culp, may be familiar to you. I will also tie in the very familiar name of Bill Cosby to this story. Please don’t skip ahead. You should be taking this article as it comes. Well, if you must, go ahead, but come back.
I don’t want to spoil your reaction when you first see the poster for this movie. I do want to warn you that some men might be a bit shocked and put off by it. It is part of Culp’s brilliance that he sets up the main premise of “Welcome To The Men’s Group” by the posters, trailers and clips of interviews with the great actors involved. The hilarity and drama starts with the tension of a man coming to the group for the first time and immediately deciding that it was the last place he wanted to be.
If you are a man that would feel uncomfortable watching a movie like this, this is the movie for you. If you are a man that has experienced the power of men’s individual therapy and/or support groups you will want to run to see this movie.
The question you will have is where can I go to see it.
That is the big problem with this picture. It most likely is not going to play in a theater near you any time soon and without your help, it might not play near you ever.
It is a pay to play world and Indiegogo is the website that can make play more possible for “Welcome To The Men’s Group” to a wider audience. Time is almost out for you to do your part. Stop reading this right now and go to Indiegogo, watch the trailer, laugh, than make your donation. You need to see this film and so do as many men as can be reached, thanks to your donation. When you have done what a man needs to do, I’ll be waiting to tell you more.
Thank you. Now where was I. Oh yes. It is well known that the main market for media having to do with men’s emotions is women. This film will delight most women. I would not recommend it for a first date. See it by yourself as soon as you can find a way to. For date night, share it with a man you know that you want to become more intimate with. Be careful how you introduce this date idea to such a man, if you want to be sure to be physically intimate with him shortly thereafter. You may find your date to be more interested in self reflection, talking to you, talking to his male friends right after seeing “Welcome To The Men’s Group,” then he is with doing anything else. I’m serious.
I first saw, “Welcome,” via Vimeo, by special arrangement between Culp and The Good Men Project. I have been doing some writing for this project as a amateur writer by the grace of good editors at The Good Men Project. Go to goodmenproject.com to see what I have written about the power of psychotherapy and support group involvement for men and other stuff. Check out the work of professional writers some of whom are providers of counseling services for men and some who have written books about it.
I am hoping that all current followers of The Good Men Project will consider supporting the wide distribution of this film.
I, personally having nothing to sell or anything to gain or lose related to the success of this film. Having seen, “Welcome To The Men’s Room” I continue to gain from further reflection on its contents. I don’t want men who could also have such benefits lose the opportunity to do so.
There is one man, who I really don’t know well at all, who I know would benefit the most from making a sizable donation to to “Welcome To The Men’s Group”. His name is Bill Cosby.
Funny thing, Joseph Culp’s father is Robert Culp. The man who helped launch Bill Cosby’s stellar career, by co-starring with him in a television show called “I Spy”. I think Mr. Cosby owes much to Joseph Culp’s father. A donation in his honor could give Mr. Cosby a warm feeing inside.
Bill Cosby has contributed greatly to the well being of boys, dads and senior men. As a man over 60, I was delighted in the material Cosby was using in the most recent revival of his stand up comedy career.
This man was approaching sainthood in my eyes. I was saddened by what ushered him off of the stage. What Bill Cosby is accused of doing seems to be painfully, obviously something he did. It seems obvious that he had made a habit of doing it.
What ever demons influenced Mr. Cosby to do what he did, they could have been addressed in a men’s support group. Great tragedy could have been prevented for these women. Great tragedy could have been prevented for this gifted comedian.
A Cosby donation to “Welcome To The Men’s Group” would not be an admission of guilt and it would not make his alleged victims whole. What it could do is prevent a good deal of tragedy for women and men.
Mr. Cosby may think that his time to make more major contributions to the welfare of men is over. Well, it is not.
I hope someone close to him let’s him know this.