Hollywood loves wagging its finger at the rest of the country.
The industry that protected monsters like Harvey Weinstein for decades wants to lecture others how to live.
And a Trump-deranged producer stopped production in one state for a crazy reason.
The new Texas abortion law, which allows for civil litigation against anyone who provides an abortion, has sent the Left into a furor.
Actresses like Rosanna Arquette, who’s an unhinged leftist, said she turned down a role in Texas as a result.
Now writer-producer David Simon, who co-created the critically acclaimed series The Wire, says he’s moving production out of Texas because of the new abortion law.
If an employer, this is beyond politics. I’m turning in scripts next month on an HBO non-fiction miniseries based on events in Texas, but I can’t and won’t ask female cast/crew to forgo civil liberties to film there. What else looks like Dallas/Ft. Worth? https://t.co/q6Py6XikYh
— David Simon (@AoDespair) September 20, 2021
Simon is an outspoken leftist on Twitter who routinely rails against Donald Trump and the Republicans.
In response to one media-created crisis of the day during Trump’s presidency, Simon tweeted it’s time to “pick up a brick,” a thinly veiled call for violent civil disobedience.
Dallas Film and Creative Industries Office pleaded with Simon to change his mind, tweeting:
“Laws of a state are not reflective of its entire population. Not bringing a production to Dallas (big ‘D’) only serves to further disenfranchise those that live here. We need talent/crew/creatives to stay & vote, not get driven out by inability to make a living.”
Simon insisted his stance was not political, which is a laughable assertion.
“Love Austin and San Antonio. Even like Houston some. And you are blissfully unaware that this is not a political decision for us; we can’t ethically ask any female cast/crew to relocate to any state that requires them to forgo civil liberties. The end.”
Of course, Simon would never move production from a state that violated Second Amendment civil liberties.
Also, the “right” to an abortion was created out of whole cloth In Roe V. Wade.
Democrats treat abortion more like a rite than an a right.
Abortion has become sacrosanct on the Left.
They threw a fit when Justice Amy Coney Barrett replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Pro-life filmmakers had to make a movie about Roe V. Wade in secret because deranged leftists were crashing the set, and liberal crew members were walking off the set when they learned what the project was about.
The film Unplanned, a movie about former Planned Parenthood employee of the year turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson, struggled to find a lead actress because Hollywood managers implored their clients not to take the role.
The film finally found a lead days before the beginning of production.
Of all the political issues, abortion might be the issue that animates the Left more than anything.