Stacey Dash Is Secretly Starring In A Pro-Life Roe v. Wade Movie, And This Is Exactly What 2018 Doesn't Need
If you thought this year couldn't get any more ridiculous, think again.
In news that's equal parts disturbing and bizarre, Stacey Dash and Jon Voight are starring in a Roe v. Wade movie made by the guy who tried to hijack Sofía Vergara's eggs. I wish I was joking.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nick Loeb is directing a pro-life film based on the 1973 Supreme Court case that gave women the right to choose. The movie, which is currently titled Roe v. Wade, will also star actor Robert Davi. Loeb and his co-director, Cathy Allyn, reportedly tried to keep the controversial project secret so they could obtain locations to film and keep the cast safe.
Dash (Clueless, Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens) portrays American physician Mildred Fay Jefferson, the first Black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School. Jefferson was also the president of the National Right to Life Committee.
Voight and Davi play two Supreme Court justices. They're joined by William Forsythe, John Schneider, Steve Guttenberg, Corbin Bernsen, Richard Portnow, and Wade Williams, who round out the court.
Loeb told the outlet filming had been a challenge because venues had kicked them to the curb after catching wind.
"Once they found out what the film was about, they locked us out," he claimed. "We had to call the police so that the extras and caterers could retrieve their possessions."
He also said cast members had quit after realizing the nature of the project... which they probably should have been informed of in the first place?
"We had to replace three local actors, including one who was to play Norma McCorvey [Jane Roe], even after she begged for the role," he said.
Even the film's location manager dropped out after discovering details, and reportedly said they "will not be party to such horrible propaganda."
If Loeb's name sounds familiar, it's because in 2015, he sued Vergara for the right to embryos they fertilized while they were together. He continued the suit even after she married Joe Manganiello. The case ended in Vergara's favor in 2017 despite Loeb's best efforts — he filed a right-to-live lawsuit in Louisiana, nicknamed the two viable eggs "Emma" and "Isabella" and said Vergara had "effectively abandoned and chronically neglected" the embryos by "refusing to consent to their development or care." Ew.
It seems Loeb and Allyn are taking advantage of the political climate. The two admitted to THR that "timing is perfect" as Justice Anthony Kennedy will be retiring from the Supreme Court. Trump is expected to replace him with a conservative judge who will tip the balance.
"But even without that news, it’s one of the most controversial political decisions in history. It divides us and makes us uncomfortable," Loeb said. "I have my own pro-life issue going on with my fight over embryos, but no one has really told the whole truth about Roe v. Wade in a film. When I delved into this, I discovered conspiracy theories, fake news, made-up statistics and a whole lot of people involved who switched their positions from pro-choice to pro-life, including Norma."
Anyone else feel like they need a shower?