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The Upcoming Gosnell Film and the Ongoing Hollywood Blacklist of Everything Not Progressive

The Upcoming Gosnell Film and the Ongoing Hollywood Blacklist of Everything Not Progressive

What’s even more intolerant? Knowing the problem exists and seeing so few celebrities willing to speak out about it.

Nick Searcy shared some shocking news in his latest op-ed for National Review.

The actor turned director helmed “Gosnell,” the true story behind late-term abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s house of horrors. Dr. Gosnell is currently in jail following a 2014 conviction on three counts of first-degree murder.

The movie, out Oct. 12, tells why — a story that’s both mesmerizing and frightening.

That’s the kind of material that usually attracts reporters from the Hollywood and news realms. Both parties essentially stood down on the matter, so Searcy and a crowdfunding campaign led by Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney came to the rescue.

That’s partly why the “Justified” star tackled the project, he says.

Here’s where the subject gets interesting (and scary) for those who care about freedom of thought in Hollywood.

Searcy’s “Gosnell” team featured plenty of people whose belief’s don’t align with the Searcy’s. He didn’t mind. Nor did they.

But that wasn’t the case for everyone.

“But many people, some of them good friends of mine, declined to work on this film, not because of its quality but because of the fear of reprisal or even ostracism by the groupthink herd in Hollywood. More than once, I was asked questions like “Are you crazy?” or “Are you sure you want to do this?”, wrote Searcy.

Hollywood’s biased treatment of conservative stars and their beliefs is an open secret few in the business (or those who cover it) wish to discuss, let alone cure.

Consider this: Friends of Abe, a group of conservative stars that may or may not now be defunct, met in secret for years. They refused to share their member roster or other details of their existence.

Why? They feared they could lose gigs if their “secret” came out.

This reporter has spoken to several stars who, while leaning conservative, keep that fact to themselves for fear of retribution.

Meanwhile, liberal stars routinely gather to host fundraisers for Democrats, appear in PSAs for progressive causes and otherwise discuss their views anywhere they darn well please.

As it should be, by the way.

They don’t suffer the burden of worry and fear that their personal beliefs becoming public might destroy their livelihood.

Need more proof of Hollywood’s intolerance of conservative views? Here’s a 2016 story from The Hollywood Reporter tied to Donald Trump’s ascendancy and its influence on Hollywood conservatives.

While THR spoke to dozens of Trump voters, few wished to announce their support, citing their desire to avoid backlash from co-workers. One makeup artist, for example, says longtime clients stopped hiring her after learning she was a Republican.

Director John Sullivan of “2016: Obama’s America” fame told me some crew members worked under pseudonyms for the film.

“They’re were like, ‘hey, I really want to do this project. I want to work with you, but I’m concerned with working in the future,” Sullivan said.

Comedian Heather McDonald leans to the right, something that didn’t seem relevant to her career at first. Then she got a gig with E!’s “Chelsea Lately” show. Later, she attended a Friends of Abe meeting.

“I thought they were being dramatic,” she says of the group’s clandestine nature. “Then I started working on ‘Chelsea Lately’ … I had no idea [Republican] was such a dirty word.

“In 2008 it was especially bad. If you weren’t for Obama then you hated black people,” she adds.

Searcy describes Hollywood in a way that hardly sounds woke.

“…this town runs on fear — the fear not only of failure but, more insidiously, of being shunned because of your political opinions.”

What’s even more intolerant? Knowing the problem exists and seeing so few celebrities willing to speak out about it.


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Selective-child (i.e. wicked solution) and recycled-child (for profit) are processed under a layer of privacy for a reason. These practices cannot withstand public scrutiny. Not then. Not now. Not ever again, and again, and again. Another generation is asked to stand their ground for human rights.

    Privacy is the foundation of Black Markets.

    We could have a surveillance state and put all that to a stop.

      txvet2 in reply to MSimon. | September 10, 2018 at 10:44 pm

      So you favor post-birth abortion too? Since you’ve eliminated drug abuse and murder. Is there anything at all that you think should be against the law? Stealing your crack pipe? Mixing dog poo with your hash? What?

      gibbie in reply to MSimon. | September 10, 2018 at 11:48 pm

      A worshiper of the false god of freedom.

      Arminius in reply to MSimon. | September 11, 2018 at 10:58 pm

      “We could have a surveillance state and put all that to a stop.”

      You, don’t seem to get it. The whole point of putting you on a starvation diet is so the secret police can get something on you. Your son or daughter needs a lifesaving medicine? Only on the black market. And they turn you into an informant. And when everyone is an informant turning everyone else in during mad race to escape the Gulag, the goons win. Nobody trusts nobody.

buckeyeminuteman | September 10, 2018 at 3:14 pm

I get why exposure to a movie about Gosnell may benefit the quiet-but-strong pro-life movement. But who wants to actually go see it? What is it about? Does it feature abortions taking place? This guy was evil. Not a fascinating, terrifying, mystical kind of evil like Hitler. But grossly immoral and repugnant evil. Not something I want to see.

    The same reason why we watch movies about the Holocaust, slavery, Rwandan genocide, etc. The wickedness is not limited to a man, but normalized in a society. Selective-child and recycled-child is a human rights concern.

    I appreciate your comment, BuckeyeMM … for me, knowing and watching are a world apart. I can, being a person of faith, morals, etc., be knowledgeable of such despicable practice, and to act on it in keeping with my beliefs; but I don’t want to put such images into my head for the scarring it would leave on my heart / soul.

    Suffice to say, the bi-polar approach to politics in this country is a poor-fit for the diversity of people – by that I do not mean race or religion, but of the many and diverse temperaments of people. Keirsey (Myers / Briggs) groups people into 16 different temperament types … of which I am on the extreme side of being introverted, intuitive and feeling. For me, survival in a bi-polar political environment means being very selective of what I take in … I simply do not want to pollute my inner world with the imagery of pro-choice. It is for self-preservation that (internally) I live like a hermit, effectively saying to the world around me “NO! I will not allow you to dump your moral garbage into my soul!”

    Soldier on, Buckeye. 😉

That’s the very definition of “woke”.

Here’s where the subject gets interesting (and scary) for those who care about freedom of thought in Hollywood.

Not me. A lost cause. I’d be more likely to find freedom of thought in the Kremlin. (Mainly because on average they’re smarter in the Kremlin. Certainly smart enough to use Hollywood for their own ends—despite the persistent Hollywood fantasy that the Red Scare was just a scare.)

Why does the left hate a Black man who, despite slavery and white privilege, made it through medical school?

Nick Searcy is doing what a lot of people say should be done, and he’s laying it on the line.

This movie needs to be supported, watched, and reviewed by anyone who even pretends to be pro-life.

    So. We should go back to a Black Market in abortion?

    Put women under special surveillance?

    That will be very popular.

      Ragspierre in reply to MSimon. | September 10, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      How anyone claiming even a modicum of literacy could look at the Gosnell horrors and ask that question is a sign of nuttery.

      One of the aspects of this show of horrors is that it was NOT “black market”. It was countenanced by law enforcement and regulators, and it killed women who thought they could trust all concerned. A “black market” would have been better.

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Nick Searcy is a hell of an actor. It turns out, he’s quite a man, too. Go Nick!