As I covered earlier in the week, Georgia’s governor didn’t give a hoot about what Hollywood had to say in light of the state’s fetal heartbeat bill. He signed it just the same Tuesday, saying everything can’t be about money (please read more here).
In the aftermath of the abortion law, some companies are vowing to boycott shooting in the land of peaches.
The law, to be clear, prohibits abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks. However, it does allow for exceptions: in order to save the life of the mother, or in the case of rape or incest. As for the latter, a police report must be filed.
That’s no good to people such as Alyssa Milano and Star Trek legend George Takei, who were very vocal in their opposition.
But now the deed is done, and we’ll see if Hollywooders keep their commitments the way they moved out of the U.S. post-Trump-election.
So far, five production companies are saying they’ll put their money where their mouths have been.
The Wire creator David Simon, head of Blown Deadline Productions, tweeted:
“I can’t ask any female member of any film production with which I am involved to so marginalize themselves or compromise their inalienable authority over their own bodies. I must undertake production where the rights of all citizens remain intact.”
I can’t ask any female member of any film production with which I am involved to so marginalize themselves or compromise their inalienable authority over their own bodies. I must undertake production where the rights of all citizens remain intact. Other filmmakers will see this. https://t.co/V2xDPKiMpo
— David Simon (@AoDespair) May 8, 2019
And there’s the bubble.
David’s following the left-wing sleight of hand — which I discussed here — that all women are liberal, particularly when it comes to abortion. That idea is…what’s that word? Oh, yeah — goofy.
In truth, of course, David’s set to offend many pro-life women with his boycott.
CEO Christine Vachon tweeted Thursday that her company, Killer Films, will “no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned.”
Killer Films will no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned.
— Christine Vachon (@kvpi) May 9, 2019
An actor/prodcuer who once complimented Ben Shapiro and took a hide-tanning for it, Mark Duplass, made a pledge on behalf of Duplass Brothers:
“Don’t give your business to Georgia. Will you pledge with me not to film anything in Georgia until they reverse this backwards legislation?”
Don’t give your business to Georgia. Will you pledge with me not to film anything in Georgia until they reverse this backwards legislation?
— Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) May 9, 2019
The same day, producer Neal Dodson of CounterNarrative films, tweeted an anti-Georgia promise:
“No Georgia filming on any of our projects until this law is gone.”
Add my company CounterNarrative Films (w/ #jcchandor & @annagerb) to the list. No Georgia filming on any of our projects until this law is gone. We’re with you @kvpi @MarkDuplass & @AoDespair https://t.co/KL4hFogV1y
— Neal Dodson (@nealdodson) May 10, 2019
As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, the MPAA isn’t happy with Georgia, but it’s taking a wait-and-see attitude. So says Senior Vice President of Communications Chris Ortman:
“Film and television production in Georgia supports more than 92,000 jobs and brings significant economic benefits to communities and families. It is important to remember that similar legislation has been attempted in other states, and has either been enjoined by the courts or is currently being challenged. The outcome in Georgia will also be determined through the legal process. We will continue to monitor developments.”
As for the outcry, what’s the over-arching principle here?
Food for thought:
Georgia’s law prevents abortionists from stopping a beating heart, and the Peach State is the 3rd biggest movie and television production market in the America. New York is #2 — in January, it allowed its citizenry to murder infants seconds before they’re born. How many in Hollywood have given the Big Apple its walking papers?
Something to think about, if Hollywood wants to be the savior of the people…of women — including the ones who’ll be murdered just prior to their birth.
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