The entertainment industry continues to push movies and television shows with a far-left agenda.
The studios have not completely caught on to the “get woke, go broke” phenomenon.
And a Hollywood actress starred in one “woke” movie that just massively bombed.
Far-left actress and director Elizabeth Banks has been outspoken on a number of political issues.
And her views are reflected in her work.
She directed the “woke” Charlie’s Angels remake that was a massive box office flop.
Now banks is starring in the pro-abortion film Call Jane that was dead on arrival in theaters.
“The pro-abortion movie Call Jane, starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver, is turning out to be a box-office flop, mustering just $240,755 in 1,070 theaters in its first weekend for a pitiful per-screen average of $225. Call Jane, released by Roadside Attractions, isn’t available for streaming yet so the distributor and left-wing entertainment reporters can’t blame home viewing for the embarrassingly low turnout. The movie’s $225-per-screen average makes it the worst-attended new release of the weekend. Even the gay romcom flop Bros posted a stronger per-screen average of $550 on its first weekend. Call Jane‘s woeful box-office showing follows an aggressive publicity blitz that featured screenings at abortion clinics around the country in a bid to capitalize on lingering left-wing outrage over the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. Elizabeth Banks even told Vanity Fair that she learned how to perform abortions for the film.”
Regarding the procedure of abortion, Banks said, “I didn’t actually ever get to dilate anybody…I got to learn about the tools, watch the videos. But the procedure that we performed from 1968, there are similarities to it now but it is not the exact same…Most abortions now are self-managed via two pills.”
After the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs decision, Democrats incorrectly believed that abortion would be a nationwide wedge issue, but that never materialized.
The Democrats have become so extreme on abortion that they have turned off a large swath of the American people.
The Democratic Party position is now abortion up to the point of birth for any reason.
That is a view that is held by only 19% of the population; two-thirds of the country support restrictions on abortion after the first trimester.
“Call Jane is a dramatization of the Jane Collective that provided illegal abortions during the late 60s and early 70s. Banks plays a suburban housewife who seeks an abortion due to a heart condition that puts her life at risk. She crosses paths with the ‘Janes,’ whose leader (Weaver) becomes a friend.”
Planned Parenthood also pushed the movie.
“History tells us banning abortion does not stop people from needing abortions. It just puts people in desperate situations.” #sigourneyweaver & @elizabethbanks, we’re so grateful for your support in the fight for reproductive rights. Thank you. https://t.co/vlFedFPWg5
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) October 27, 2022
While Call Jane was showered with praise from the left-wing critics and given a big marketing push, pro-life films have to be made in secret for fear of media scrutiny and demonization.
The movie Unplanned, which was based on former Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year Abby Jonson who became a pro-life advocate, couldn’t find a lead actress until a week before filming because management companies instructed their clients that taking the role would damage their careers.