Alyssa Milano and her pals are cheering on Kristen Wiig for pulling her new film, “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” out of Georgia over the state’s new heartbeat abortion bill:
Kristen Wiig New Movie Pulls Out of Georgia because of the heartbeat bill. https://t.co/Qeihwvt3xb
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 22, 2019
In the film, Wiig’s character travels from the Midwest to Florida on a road trip, so is it really a bid deal that they’re not filming in Georgia? From IMDB:
The story of best friends Barb and Star, who leave their small Midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love, and a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.
Earlier, Amazon’s “The Power” also pulled out of Georgia:
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) May 21, 2019
Maybe the first episode will have one of the characters electrocuting a Republican? From the Los Angeles Times:
“The Power” is based on the Naomi Alderman book, where women have gained the physical ability to zap others with powerful jolts of electricity, shifting the power dynamic and turning the world into a matriarchy.
But as for everything else, the Los Angeles Time reported a week or so ago that “Muted Hollywood response to Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban shows how much studios have to lose”:
But the entertainment industry’s response to the same state’s new, restrictive abortion law has been relatively muted after Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed a bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That can be as early as six weeks, which is before many women know they’re pregnant.
So, for know, advantage Georgia.