Who are lone wolf shooters? They occupy the fringes of our society, only to appear in terrifying and lethal rampages. Although few give clear warnings, their rage can often be charted by their online activity. Some of these killers are motivated by racial hatred, others by sexual frustration, and still others by apparent delusion. Their motivations may vary, but there are striking similarities among these shooters. Virtually all of them are young males. They seem to be easily manipulated, influenced by online extremist groups that finally give them something to believe in. From misogyny to white supremacy, the anger in these chat rooms is real. With social pressure to be macho but no healthy outlet for it, these young men often create tough alter egos online, providing a boost of confidence. It’s typical to find that these young men, who are anti social and meek in their day-to-day lives, are the loudest and angriest online. With easy access to weapons, their rage becomes deadly.
This film is a fly-on-the-wall character study of an individual who lives in his own mind, whose reality has been warped by insecurity and a desire to dominate others. Touching on several topical nerves, Cuck is a raw, unforgiving glimpse into a dark world that hides in plain sight.