The pro-life movement is working on a new movie, and the pro-choice community is going crazy. Why?
A small group of people is working on a low budget movie with intentions to present a conservative take on January 22, 1973, Supreme Court landmark decision in Roe v. Wade that established a woman’s legal right to an abortion.
I don’t have a problem with it. Preventing others from sharing their opinions is not my thing. I don’t necessarily listen to what people have to say, but I’m not going to stop them in the middle of the sentence either. So, ladies and gentlemen, go for it – make that movie.
Now let me point your attention to the other player in this event – Progressives. (Progressive don’t like Conservatives because they believe that Conservatives are against progress, and Conservatives don’t like progressives because, in their opinion, the Progressive Movement is progressing in the wrong direction.) Men and women who subscribe to the progressive point of view believe that woman has a right to abortion at any stage of pregnancy so, understandably they get a little upset when someone decides to challenge the validity of that belief.
So. What’s up with that?
Roe v. Wade is not in theaters yet (Its release date is set for January, 2020), but the movie already caused enormous controversy and generated a very emotional, and unfortunately biased reaction from supporters of abortion. Critical statements about the film, ranging from comments about the movie and people involved in the production process – worthless flick, made by idiots, with idiots in it. Thru reports of catastrophic events, where actors and crew members were running off the movie set after discovering that they been unknowingly working on the pro-life project. And ending on an accusation of physical assault on the journalist by a member of a production crew.
Two teams, two entirely different viewpoints on the same subject – the right to choose.
Let’s get ready to…
In the blue corner – Progressives. They’re pro-choice, and they have chosen to support woman’s right to abortion.
In the red corner – Conservatives. They’re also pro-choice, but they have chosen to support the right of unborn children to have a shot at life.
Facts Or Fiction? You decide.
In Blue Corner, Many bloggers described the Roe v. Wade as a secretly made movie (probably because The Daily Beast called it “the secretive project“). The Red Corner explained that production was kept quiet for a couple of weeks, both for the security of the cast and crew (probably to avoid problems like the, mentioned below, incident with Mr. Sommer) and to obtain shooting locations. Filming has started in mid-June, 2018 and first reports about the film began to come out early July. The Hollywood Reporter dropped the news on July 03, 2018 and The Daily Beast and few others followed on July 06, 2018. It looks like a short-lived secret.
Tomi Lahren and Milo Yiannopoulos in the movie.
“There are lots of surprising cameos from controversial people.” Said Roe v. Wade director – Nick Loeb, without giving any specifics. The Blue Corner started to circulate Names like Tomi Lahren and Milo Yiannopoulos as examples of those controversial personalities and multiple bloggers, writing about the project, had used those names in their articles. The Red Corner, so far, hasn’t denied that gossip but those two names are nowhere to be found on the Full Cast and Crew list.
Project too extreme for Kevin Sorbo and Stephen Boldwin.
Blue Corner – According to The Daily Beast, actors Kevin Sorbo and Stephen Baldwin turned down the project after reading the script.
Red Corner – In reality, both actors had prior commitments. Mr. Sorbo told The Washington Times: “I wanted to do the movie. I loved the movie and loved the part.” He said Roe v. Wade” would have allowed him to work alongside Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, a friend, and fellow conservative. [ Read Full Story ]
Attack on journalist.
Blue Corner – The Daily Beast reporter – Will Sommer claims to be attacked on the set of Roe v. Wade. Mr. Sommer said, a crew member grabbed his notepad, crumpled the pages of notes and gave it [notepad] back to him.
Red Corner – On the other hand, Mr. Loeb and co-writer/co-director Cathy Allyn said The Daily Beast reporter intruded on the set during filming at the Lincoln Memorial, distracting the cast and crew in the process. “We have actual audio of him verbally abusing one of our interns,” said Mr. Loeb
The Referee – According to The Daily Beast, [t]he police officer, called to the set, “declined to stop the alleged attacker, reveal his name, file an incident report, or talk to other members of the crew, insisting that the problem had already been solved.” The way he managed the situation tells me which account of the event sounded believable to him.
Those are just a few examples of what can be delicately called…
Misrepresentation of facts,
and the question is: does it deliver the intended impact?
Yes and no. Yes, if one controls all the media. It’s worked great for Dr. Goebbels, who used to say: “If you repeat the lie often enough, people will start to believe it.” But, and there’s always a “but,” Mr. Goebbels didn’t have to deal with a little invention called The Internet. The Internet renders that old technique much less effective. Every time one side distorts reality with lies, the other can issue clear, easy to understand rebuttal.
Of course, I realize that all major social media platforms and many other huge corporations which provide a wide range of Internet-related services, lean toward a blue corner and your Internet presence can be significantly limited when suspended/banned by one of the big ones. There’s still lots of room on the Net for anyone in a red corner to share their opinions. Being banned from a social media platform is not the end of the world and more often than not, being under…
Attack by social media warriors can be beneficial.
As someone said: All publicity is good publicity. When hundreds of bloggers write about a movie, thousands, or even tens of thousands of people tweet and retweet about it, one can expect lots of attention brought to the project. It doesn’t matter if people who write about it love it or hate it. The name of the game is exposure, and in case of publicity, the more, the better (especially when it comes free of charge – nothing can beat that.)
In my particular case I found out about Roe v. Wade movie when googling something (forgot what it was), I saw a link titled What the F**k Is This Roe v. Wade Movie? (asterisks are mine), I’ve clicked on it, and I’ve clicked on that link for a very simple reason, I wanted to know what the f**k is this Roe v. Wade movie about and why someone is so pissed at it.
And now, I know.
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