Sandra Bullock has a brand-new role as a liberal hero.
And because these days, any individual who advances the progressive agenda, especially on the issue of abortion, is worthy of hero status. If someone can come up with a decent screenplay, a film lionizing him or her to boot.
Bullock reportedly will star in the upcoming movie “Let Her Speak” as Wendy Davis, a Texas state senator whose 11-hour filibuster helped derail Senate Bill 5 (SB5), an abortion bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks and raised clinic and hospital standards regarding abortions performed in the state.
The movie will be produced by Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal via their Escape Artists banner.
The 2013 filibuster quickly gained attention and soon became the stuff of liberal legend. It even had former President Barack Obama on the edge of his seat.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2013
It’s complicated, but the then-little-known Texas senator had hoped to ‘run out the clock’ on the bill with a 13-hour filibuster, but Republicans managed to end it at 11. However, the bill died as Dems were able to use procedural rules and a chanting crowd that Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) called “an unruly mob using Occupy Wall Street tactics” to stall things until it was officially too late to vote.
The crowd chanted “let her speak” over and over again, as if Republicans were somehow trying to silence a woman just because, well, women just shouldn’t speak in public.
Hence, the movie title.
Thanks to Davis’s efforts in killing the bill, she soon became, according to Variety, “a national icon on the subject of abortion.”
A “national icon” who will soon be immortalized by Sandra Bullock on the silver screen. The question, however, is just how many people will show up to help the movie turn a profit.
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