Posting this not at all currently relevant story about an attention seeking idiot who got showered with money and fame for volunteering to read scripted lines handed to her by reactionary ratfuckers while playing the victim.https://t.co/slkETyf0sd
— Galar Regional Medical Director (@weedlewobble) May 19, 2020
All subtext aside, I may have to sign up for Hulu to watch this. (Thinks about the Netflix account I haven’t streamed in months now… ) Norma McCorvey was never the Sanctified Victim both sides might’ve wished her to be, but she can surely stand as an exemplar for millions of women caught between their own (sometimes misjudged) actions and ‘the rules’. From Deadline:
… In one jaw-dropping part of the Nick Sweeney-directed docu, McCorvey, who was interviewed a few months before her death in 2017 was asked if she was being used as a trophy by anti-abortion groups. “I was the big fish,” she admitted. “I think it was a mutual thing. I took their money and they’d put me out in front of the cameras and tell me what to say. That’s what I’d say.”
She gave an example of what she was told to say as the “former Jane Roe,” then she admitted it was all an act. “I did it well too. I am a good actress,” McCorvey said in the docu as people watched the footage in shock.
The documentary feature follows the true story of McCorvey in the landmark ruling on abortion rights. The docu features interviews with people she worked closely with on the pro-life and pro-choice side of things — including Gloria Allred and Operation Rescue. The conflicting arguments paint the nuanced complexities of McCorvey and a culturally significant part of history that still affects the country today…