[Ed. – It is unclear why people in Hollywood can’t resist injecting politics into their work. It succeeds only in driving away some viewers.]
In the days since the Georgia’s controversial “heartbeat bill” was signed into law, several film companies have vowed to cut ties with the state in protest. Two Hollywood heavy-hitters, however, are taking a different approach.
“Us” and “Get Out” director Jordan Peele and “Star Wars” producer J.J. Abramshave said they will go forward with shooting their new HBO show “Lovecraft Country” in Georgia, but will donate 100% of the proceeds to fight the state’s new abortion law.
“In a few weeks we start shooting our new show, Lovecraft County, and will do so standing shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia,” they said in a joint statement as reported by the Hollywood Reporter. “Governor Kemp’s ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms. Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women.”