The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Lid Blog
By Benny Huang
Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis may have gotten trounced in the 2014 Texas governor’s race but at least she will be cinematically memorialized as a heroine. The word on the street is that Sandra Bullock has been cast in a film called Let Her Speak about Davis’s 2013 filibuster.
Even before the first scene has been shot I can tell you exactly what the movie will be about—Wendy Davis’s supposed bravery. This is a woman who stood on the floor of the Texas Senate—in cute pink tennis shoes!—for eleven straight hours advocating for the “right” to have very late-term abortions in unsafe and unsanitary clinics.
If that’s not bravery I don’t know what is. You go, girl!
Hollywood is fond of such moralizing films. Erin Brockovich, a film about pollution and corporate greed, won Julia Roberts an Academy Award. Since then Hollywood has treated us to Stop Loss (anti-Iraq War), Trumbo (McCarthyism), Detroit (racism, police brutality) and Miss Sloane (gun control). With thepost was originally published on this site