Monday, June 11, 2007

On Abortion, Hollywood is No-choice

From the NYT.

Interesting article regarding the disconnect between Hollywood philosophy and Hollywood reality. Why do films from an industry that supports a pro-choice agenda rarely feature women who have abortions?

"Though conservatives regularly accuse Hollywood of being overly liberal on social issues, abortion rarely comes up in film. Real-life women struggling with unwanted pregnancies might consider an abortion, have intense discussions with partners and friends about it and, in most cases, go through with it. But historically and to this day in television and film — historians, writers and those in the movie industry say — a character in such straits usually conveniently miscarries or decides to keep the baby.

“It’s one of those topics that would alienate a portion of the audience no matter what you do,” Sarah Brown, executive director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, said of Hollywood’s reluctance to tackle abortion more realistically."

Read the entire article.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lynne, there was an article somewhat related to this on National Review last week.

see here:
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MGIwMDA2ZDBiNjNlZDFjODY5ZmMwNzNhNTgyNGQ4NmE=

Rebecca