“At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.”
—Frederick Douglass

Who are you?

We’re an anonymous collective of filmmakers and satirists concerned about threats to freedom of speech from the progressive left and the radical right. We don’t believe the 2020 US Presidential election was stolen…and we don’t believe that Thomas Jefferson was despicable. We believe in people who signed the Harper’s Letter, which includes everybody from Noam Chomsky to J.K. Rowling. And even people who didn’t sign it — like George Will and Eminem (fuck yeah!).

We’re creating all this on Substack, a platform that allows creators to get paid for what they create. We’re anonymous because we don’t want our creative expression to threaten our day jobs. Our content will be free at first, but at some point, we’ll ask you to contribute.

Do you need volunteers?


  • Professional video editor (about 2 hours @ week) to help us deal with post-production issues.

  • Researcher (about 5 hours @ week) to help us monitor media discussions of free speech and related issues

  • Legal advisor (as needed) to help us deal with fair use and other issues that arise

  • Digital media specialist (as needed) to help us promote our cause on various platforms

  • Web designer (as needed) to enhance this Substack site via links to additional HTML pages.

Contact us at: freespeechunderground@substack.com

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