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 the