I consider myself a huge movie buff. I have just committed to the Movies proposal. Also, I have been using Stack Overflow for quite some time so I know how Area 51 works.
When I told my friends (who too are movie fans) about Movies proposal, initially they were very interested and wanted to see the site. But when I tried to explain the site creation process and that it is not active as of now; that they would have to commit to it, it put them off. Frankly, people who like movies are generally not very technical. Don't get me wrong; they are experts in the field of movies but get scared by terms like Commit, Beta, Launch.
How do I explain Area 51 to them in simple terms so that they commit to the site and so that Movies sees the light of the day?